November 3, 2013 in Uncategorized
03 November 2013
Yes, I haven’t been here for a while. Can’t say it is because I’ve been too busy. Because that’s not quite true. I’ve been busy surviving. And being in survival mode, means I’m flying below the radar. Stay out of people’s way. Do my own thing, mind my own business, just do what is needed to survive.
I’ve been off medication for about a month and then my doctor started me on something that is new on the market: an injection. It has been approved in some overseas countries and is used there, but it has not yet been approved in South Africa by the FDA. I’m part of a trial study for the meds. So far so good.
For the first time in years, I don’t have side-effects from medication. In fact, the injection wasn’t sore. It didn’t numb my muscles or left me in pain for days on end. I have to go for blood tests and have an ECG done at least once a week at this stage (before it was twice a week), but that’s also good. It’s helping me and it’s helping others.
There is ALWAYS HOPE to get better. Bipolar disorder is not a death sentence. Maybe, come to think of it, bipolar disorder is an opportunity to start a new life. A different life. One with lots of challenges. But a life that can be lived to the fullest, no matter what.
Have a lovely week!
Love Your Loved Ones (LYLO)