My brain is like jelly
The best analogy I could give anyone for my brain right now is that it’s like a jelly that’s wobbling. It’s trying to reconcile being insane for a brief period, and what that means, while also just trying to be the same old Chris again. It’s much easier said than done. Continue reading “The wobble”
Moods are dipping
I knew the low moods would come. Each day I’m wakening up in a slightly more detached and apathetic mindset than the day before. What I have no way of measuring yet is whether it’s a side effect of the mood stabiliser, or the natural remnants of a manic episode. Continue reading “Here comes the storm”
Am I still awaiting a crash in mood?
I have a small concern right now that my mood is still to descend into a dark and black depression. It’s typical for mood to go into a major low after a manic episode – as yet I haven’t been all that bad. I can only hope I ejected most of my misery while being an in-patient on the hospital ward. Continue reading “The calm before the storm”
Returning to normality
As the days and weeks pass I’m becoming more-and-more like my usual self. I’m keeping a close eye on the side effects introduced by certain medications too. Continue reading “Back on Planet Earth”
I hate my Bipolar diagnosis
I might be in the minority, but I don’t want a label attached to me.
I don’t want to be on the medication either. I’d rather rationalise my stay in hospital as “sheer exhaustion” and leave it the hell there. Continue reading “My Bipolar Diagnosis”
The end of just a number
Every human being walking this earth right now is more than just a number. Yet! We allowed ourselves to be slaves to User IDs, passwords, social media, etc.
It’s over! Continue reading “The return of the individual”
Ants in my pants
I’m currently going through a period of adjusting to my Bipolar medication. Certain tablets cause me to feel restless, this has a medical term – Akathisia. Continue reading “Restless”
Being different never hurt the masters
Sometimes for the world to change you have to be different from everyone else, and the standard train of thought. Continue reading “Well-being should be ad-hoc”
I just found out I’m allowed to request access to all my medical notes. It means I can piece together everything that went on in my head over the years. Continue reading “Tree of Life”
While I am in hospital, and thereafter, I’m going to keep a journal of my mental health journey and experiences. Continue reading “A talk with Doctor O”