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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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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 »
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 »