20-05-2020 12:15 PM
very quiet day here which is good as i think i have Sciatica
on monday i thought it might of been a kidney infection but i think it is the other
20-05-2020 10:43 PM
20-05-2020 11:33 PM
@Darcy thinking of you as you try to understand and make sense of all the appointments and options and help MrD navigate this time in his journey ... one step and one hour at a time - keep grounding yourself and pls take care of you too
@Shaz51 @Totman wonderful support notes below - Totman your comments really resonated esp as tonight my mum just said how lucky my partner of 23 yrs (bipolar2) is to have me .. however the way she said it I can't help but think there was an element of 'the bipolar 2 partner' doesn't deserve you ... I don't think she understands that we all have our struggles and even tho my partner has bipolar2 the relationship is still very much a two way street and I consider myself lucky to have a partner who loves me so unconditionally and reliably and gently as my partner does - I feel lucky too !!
23-05-2020 06:32 AM
Would you like to tell us a little about your story.
23-05-2020 04:03 PM
Hi and welcome to the forums @Totman ...... 👋
Despite what the outcome has been in my situation, I have to agree with you @Sophie1 @Darcy @Totman @Shaz51 @Determined. I am not sorry I stood by my man, even though he betrayed me in the end, and across a good chunk of the time I was standing by him and trying to support him.
I am glad I did, because that is who I am, and my belief system, even though it clearly wasn't his.
My daughter in law has Bipolar, and my two youngest are struggling with anxiety and depression - one of them has OCD challenges as well ..... but they are all loving, caring human beings regardless of whatever challenges they face. Sometimes an acute need for self-care can be mistaken for selfishness. Without facing up to the same challenges, we can't know how we would cope with them, and so-called "normal" people have a whole bunch of challenges of their own, not necessarily linked to mental health, but just as tricky regardless.
Nothing but admiration for y'all.
23-05-2020 05:11 PM
Well I dare say youve had many experiences and learnt a great deal yourself about bipolar Shaz51....
Weve been living with it now for ... oooh lets see... 20 plus years now...
Glad you what I would call a keeper.... our partners didnt ask to have the illness they have.... I see people living with partners with an incredible variety of illnesses... mental illness is no different in my eyes... I always ark back to the ole marital vow.... in sickness and in health.
Im an ardent realist.... I dont do political correctness very well... im an eccentric in certain degrees... people look at me with wide eyes...
Im hoping to meet like folk... fingers crossed hey...
23-05-2020 05:16 PM
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