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Carol BipolarHubby Patient Expert

I'm a wife and mother, who married a man who had a good job, one who was very responsible, my soul mate. But a few years ago, he began sliding into the world of mental illness (bipolar) and it's been a learning experience, to say the least! My blog was started because I found that there really... Full Bio
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Donna Mae by Carol BipolarHubby Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder I haven't written much about my mom lately, and I guess that's a good thing.  For the most part, she is stable.  In fact, the hospice people are questioning whether they can ... Read on »
Donna Mae by Carol BipolarHubby Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health I haven't written much about my mom lately, and I guess that's a good thing.  For the most part, she is stable.  In fact, the hospice people are questioning whether they ... Read on »
Insurmountable by Carol BipolarHubby Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder This past week we got, for the first time this winter, over a foot of new snow.  I called in to work on Wednesday--there was no way I was going to be able to drive 50 miles ... Read on »
Insurmountable by Carol BipolarHubby Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health This past week we got, for the first time this winter, over a foot of new snow.  I called in to work on Wednesday--there was no way I was going to be able to drive 50 mil ... Read on »
Ok, this is going to be tough. But I'm hoping I'm up to it. by Carol BipolarHubby Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder We found out that DH is not eligible for unemployment due to his pending disability appeal.  "You can't tell the unemployment people you're ready, willing and able to work, ... Read on »
Ok, this is going to be tough. But I'm hoping I'm up to it. by Carol BipolarHubby Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health We found out that DH is not eligible for unemployment due to his pending disability appeal.  "You can't tell the unemployment people you're ready, willing and able to wor ... Read on »
This may shock you. by Carol BipolarHubby Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder Well, DH had almost a week of being the exact person I married.  Helpful, considerate, frugal, honest....and then, well, I'm not quite sure what happened.  I'm inclined to b ... Read on »
This may shock you. by Carol BipolarHubby Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Well, DH had almost a week of being the exact person I married.  Helpful, considerate, frugal, honest....and then, well, I'm not quite sure what happened.  I'm inclined t ... Read on »
Something good is going on by Carol BipolarHubby Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder I'm not sure what it is--is it me taking control of DH's meds and making sure that everything is there every day.....or him not having to go to work.....or the fact that he' ... Read on »
Something good is going on by Carol BipolarHubby Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health I'm not sure what it is--is it me taking control of DH's meds and making sure that everything is there every day.....or him not having to go to work.....or the fact that ... Read on »
Why on earth did it take me this long to do this???? by Carol BipolarHubby Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder I'm sure it has a lot to do with my denial of DH's mental illness.  Part of me is still hoping that he'll wake up one day and be "normal" again, just like he (pretty much) w ... Read on »
Why on earth did it take me this long to do this???? by Carol BipolarHubby Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health I'm sure it has a lot to do with my denial of DH's mental illness.  Part of me is still hoping that he'll wake up one day and be "normal" again, just like he (pretty much ... Read on »
What I think about DH working by Carol BipolarHubby Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder Well, it's been a little over a week since DH was fired.  Financially it hasn't really hit us since we had that last paycheck from him, and he had managed to show up for wor ... Read on »
What I think about DH working by Carol BipolarHubby Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Well, it's been a little over a week since DH was fired.  Financially it hasn't really hit us since we had that last paycheck from him, and he had managed to show up for ... Read on »
DH got fired by Carol BipolarHubby Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder Well, I know most of you aren't surprised to hear this.  But actually, in the last two weeks, DH had been really trying hard to get into work.  He was very proud of himself. ... Read on »
DH got fired by Carol BipolarHubby Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Well, I know most of you aren't surprised to hear this.  But actually, in the last two weeks, DH had been really trying hard to get into work.  He was very proud of himse ... Read on »
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year by Carol BipolarHubby Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder Well, Christmas was strange, but not as sad as I thought it would be.  DH's mom's injuries were not as dire as we first thought.  I am learning that DH, even when he gets th ... Read on »
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year by Carol BipolarHubby Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Well, Christmas was strange, but not as sad as I thought it would be.  DH's mom's injuries were not as dire as we first thought.  I am learning that DH, even when he gets ... Read on »
It'll be a sad, strange Christmas by Carol BipolarHubby Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder This Holiday season, despite Shasta's miraculous return, is full of question marks and worry Last week, DH got a phone call, that his mom (my mother in law) had fallen do ... Read on »
It'll be a sad, strange Christmas by Carol BipolarHubby Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health This Holiday season, despite Shasta's miraculous return, is full of question marks and worry Last week, DH got a phone call, that his mom (my mother in law) had fallen ... Read on »