I am a Canadian woman living in America, green card and all! In the 32 years I lived in Canada no one could figure out what was wrong with me and just gave me antidepressants which of course made the mania worse. Scary! *shudder* About 10 years ago after an extremely bad bout of depression and mania, my husband took me to a shrink who finally diagnosed me with Bipolar 1, Social Anxiety and Agoraphobia. While I was grateful to have a diagnosis none of the meds work, some even made it worse. I started to just hope that by some magic it would go away and just lived everyday giving myself to whatever mood took me without analyzing myself at all. Recently thanks to a Mr. Stephen Fry I decided to accept my diagnosis and write about how I felt on a daily basis. Thus this blog was born.
Learning about the things that happen to me and being able to express myself is what I really want. If you read this I hope you might learn something about yourself or just feel better because someone else is going through similar things, even if they are not exactly the same.