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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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Dandelion Experiment by Robin Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder This is my lawn. As you can see it has a carpet of dandelions. In previous years I would treat my lawn with Weed & Feed to get rid of them but it's now illegal to sel ... Read on »
Team players by Robin Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder I think I may have figured out what 'team player' might mean in the work world.  Two events that might demonstrate: the first is when we had a potluck lunch where staf ... Read on »
Maturity by Robin Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder Ahhh maturity. For many people this means when they have a child, or get a full time job, or realize that in order to get what you want (clean dishes) you have to do someth ... Read on »
Tiny Tidbits by Robin Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder I've been looking for a job and one site I go to is Kijiji. What I'm noticing is a lot of people posting ads for themselves - like '21 year old hard worker looking ... Read on »
How Far Have We Come...Really? by Robin Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder My sister posted something on Facebook that got me thinking - it was regarding the idea that girls like to receive clothes as a gift whereas boys don't and whether this att ... Read on »
Roller Coaster by Robin Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder It's been a rough week. Getting fired on Friday was a massive blow to my ego which I didn't quite realize until I started looking for a job. I kept thinking that I don't fi ... Read on »
Unemployed by Robin Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder Yep, I'm unemployed again. I got fired yesterday. I was told that I have an excellent work ethic - my boss said he's never seen anyone work like I do. But he let me go anyw ... Read on »
Teamwork by Robin Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder I'm not much of a team player, never have been and I don't expect to be in the future. This is something I've learned to accept about myself rather than try to fight. Thing ... Read on »
My new job by Robin Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder Well, I started my new job about three weeks ago and it's exhausting in a way I'm not used to. At the bakery I was lifting very heavy weights all day and didn't have to use ... Read on »
Tidbits by Robin Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder Well, I got a new job. I'll be starting at a computer store on 22 Dec in the RMA department. This is the department that handles faulty computer parts and tries to get eith ... Read on »
Wonder Woman Pose by Robin Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder I was surfing along the Internet when I came across a life hack to give you more confidence. For the life of me I can't remember where I first saw it, but it is the Wonder ... Read on »
Ferguson by Robin Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder I have not read anything about what is happening in Ferguson. I have scrolled past all the posts of all the rallies and riots. Why? If you are still reading, here we go: ... Read on »
Rosetta landing by Robin Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder ESA landed the Rosetta satellite on a comet!! I need to start with that fabulous statement. The Internet community is in uproar over this. No, not the fact that a c ... Read on »
Tumblr by Robin Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder I've been off work for a while now...almost three weeks. As much as this is a dream come true to just sit around on my butt and watch cat videos, I really am bored much of ... Read on »
Another Halloween by Robin Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder Halloween is done for another year. We did hand out candy this year but it was more by default than planning. S was expecting a package so we had to keep the light on, and ... Read on »
My Tastebuds by Robin Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder Just a quick note here to point out something odd about not going to work for two and a half weeks...my taste buds are different.  What? You ask. I know, weird right? ... Read on »
Winter is coming by Robin Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder Well, here it is, that time of the year again where I forget that I live so far north and am surprised by the cold. This fall has been so warm, so beautifully softly w ... Read on »
Pain and Choices...part two by Robin Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder Aha! A decision has been made...mostly. I went to work on Tuesday after leaving early on Friday and resting over the long weekend. When I arrived at work I checked the ... Read on »
Pain and choices by Robin Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder My back was hurting quite a lot over the last year so during my review in September I told my boss that I would soon not be able to do my job. And that 'soon' meant 'sooner ... Read on »
Braaiiiinsss by Robin Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder My brain flowers are growing! Out of the thousands of seeds I planted, three germinated. The weather started to get really cold so I bought some little pots and ... Read on »