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valcingetorix

California 76310
Medical: Mother, brother, and my oldest daughter all have bipolar diagnoses. My diagnosis is Bipolar I (Manic-Depressive). Although the illness ruined a marriage, cost me a career, and a couple of jobs, I still regard myself as high-functional. On meds I'm doing much better and no longer worry about damaging my life (or those around me). I went without treatment for much of my life, so I have a lot of bipolar baggage in the way of thinking and behaving. I guess like many of us, I'm... Full Bio
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Medical: Mother, brother, and my oldest daughter all have bipolar diagnoses. My diagnosis is Bipolar I (Manic-Depressive). Although the illness ruined a marriage, cost me a career, and a couple of jobs, I still regard myself as high-functional. On meds I'm doing much better and no longer worry about damaging my life (or those around me). I went without treatment for much of my life, so I have a lot of bipolar baggage in the way of thinking and behaving. I guess like many of us, I'm considered very eccentric. Other things: I love motorcycles, horses, dogs, children, thunderstorms, and astronomy; but music is the fire of my soul. Beethoven is the greatest composer of all time, period. I LOVE music when I'm "normal." When manic, music does things to me that I do not know how to describe; maybe there are no words to describe it. I compose music using the Finale program. My wife is a high schoo band director, and I've been told by her and some of her colleagues that my compositions are quite good. Of course, on occassion, I think they are as good as Beethoven's, and then I calm down back to reality. One of my pieces was written to represent a musical expression of the Manic-Depressive. I borrowed the titlle from K.R. Jamison and called it, "An Unquiet Mind." If anyone out there would like, I can send you a CD containing that piece and others.