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Robin Patient Expert

Edmonton, Canada
I have been diagnosed with rapid cycling bipolar disorder....and have chosen not to take any medication to manage it.
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Robin Williams by Robin Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder First let me say that I'm at an age where celebrities I 'know' are dying. I remember being younger and my mom telling me someone had died - someone important, Like John Len ... Read on »
Tidbits by Robin Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder S and I bought a new couch...and it's white. Never in my wildest dreams would I have bought a white couch, but it is really comfortable and my boys are adults (just ... Read on »
Reading and writing by Robin Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder One of my strongest memories of my childhood is me sitting on the floor in a bedroom (or playroom?) with books all around me. Comic books, Clifford the Big Red Dog books, t ... Read on »
Gardening by Robin Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder My younger sister got married this weekend and while S and I were invited we didn't go. Mostly because the wedding was in a different country and neither of us are confiden ... Read on »
Equality? by Robin Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder The other day I was thinking about the relationship between the way men think and the way women want men to think...about feminism. Keeping in mind of course that I can't r ... Read on »
Now I get it... by Robin Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder ...go to school to get a better job. This may sound obvious to many, but for some reason I thought that I would still be able to get a reasonably good job without anything ... Read on »
Diaries and Journals by Robin Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder I was looking something up in one of my old diaries when it suddenly hit me - diaries can be a really bad idea. Oprah would always talk about how cathartic it is to jo ... Read on »
Phrases by Robin Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder Here are three phrases that I think need to be removed from my tv universe. I love my tv shows and development of characters, but the following phrases really piss me off. ... Read on »
Parenthood by Robin Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder There is a quote on my calendar on my fridge which reads "Instant availability without continuous presence is probably the best role a mother can play" by Lotte Bailyn. I r ... Read on »
The Big O by Robin Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder Some people may be offended by the subject matter to follow. I was reading about a study done on orgasms in both women and men. The participants were given a radioacti ... Read on »
Spring? by Robin Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder It's January. 25 January actually. This time of the year is typically so frigidly cold and snowy. Lately while parts of the USA and southern Ontario are being hit with r ... Read on »
What do you want to be when you grow up? by Robin Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder ...is a question I remember being asked in elementary school. My answer? "An adult". I had no idea how to answer this question as I couldn't imagine being anything other th ... Read on »
Tidbits by Robin Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder My car was in the shop recently getting the ignition coils and module replaced. The mechanic checked my battery and said it registered at 229 (volts? miliamps? whatever.) a ... Read on »
Holiday by Robin Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder Ahhh Christmas is coming. Like a speeding train approaches so does the rush of the holiday season. And you know what? I'm not all that fond of it. Shopping for people ... Read on »
Moving...or, The Want to Move by Robin Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder I want to move to a different house. This idea snuck up on me when I wasn't paying attention and has become all I can see at the moment.  Maybe it has something to do ... Read on »
Last of the fall yard work by Robin Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder My neighbor has a huge tree bordering their back yard that they pruned recently. The tree belongs to their neighbor and happily throws little helicopter seeds all ove ... Read on »
The moving of the puzzle by Robin Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder A few Sundays ago S and I managed to get the puzzle back to the store for the refund. On the Saturday before I got it ready, this is how: First I taped wax ... Read on »
Yard stuff by Robin Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder I had a huge burst of energy today so I got a bunch of yard work done. The sweet peas had long since died on the fence but I'd been ignoring them in favour of doing things ... Read on »
Missing puzzle piece by Robin Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder Something came in the mail from the puzzle company! Inside the envelope was a smaller envelope with three pieces ... Read on »
Grumbling Tidbits by Robin Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder We have two new accountants at work and they have screwed up my paycheque almost every time. After finding out that many people were having problems (like overtime ... Read on »