It has been awhile since I’ve logged into this community. In fact, it’s been almost one year since I have last written. Sometimes it feels as though… Read more “The mountains between my normal brain and my diseased brain”
A friend of mine who has been in my life for over 25 years asked me yesterday (on my birthday) if I hope to be still living… Read more “Remember”
What can postpone an excited boy from picking up his psychiatric service dog that he has been ever so patiently waiting for almost one year? A tortilla… Read more “PSA: Some tortilla chips are evil, choose wisely.”
Last week I had to make an unscheduled appointment to see my psychiatrist. I am never thrilled when this occurs but I am more accepting of those… Read more “Film review – Manchester By the Sea”
Film is one of my favorite ways to spend my free time and if you’ve been following my blog for awhile, you’re well aware I have a… Read more “Collateral Beauty”
Sure, there’s been a couple times, well really one time when I actually tried to take my own life. The other time, I just wanted to injure… Read more “I almost accidentally caused my death (maybe almost)”
I came across a new to me blog today, mymentalstateblog,that was quite informative. You would think as someone who has been suffering with the symptoms I have… Read more “Re-blog excerpt from mymentalstateblog”
Although the late, Dr. Maya Angelou is no longer with us physically …her presence, influence, and significance still remains. Angelou illuminates the similarities of all people in this beautiful “shot on iPhone”ad that was a featured spot in this years Olympic Games. Her voice so soothing, her words so eloquent.
Well, the biopsy results are in: Stage I or II papillary carcinoma of the thyroid gland with lymph node involvement. Under the age of 45, the staging… Read more “Stage I – II Thyroid Papillary Carcinoma”
First, lets discuss the characteristics of the disease. The National Institute of Mental Health defines Bipolar Disorder (BD) as a manic-depressive illness that produces unusual shifts in… Read more “What does Bipolar II do to me personally?”
Today isn’t a good day, yesterday wasn’t any different and I can say by far, worst birthday of my 34 years of existence. There I was at… Read more “I’ll be fine once I get it…I’ll be good”
It seems as though all of my sharpies dried out during my camping trip. A great architect will always have a ready to go sharpie on hands at all times.
Last night I was able to sleep a solid six to seven hours for the first time in days and I know it had everything to do… Read more “Closure is a myth”
The Colorado trip for me was a way to escape the daily stress experienced lately due to some unfortunate circumstances. The trip brought self-reflection and acceptance of… Read more “Under the Colorado skies he lies – part two”
This film isn’t a new one for me, it just so happens to be one of my favorite films but I will say this film is not… Read more “Film Review – Comet”
Today we were asked to each submit 25 words into a container about how the disease makes you feel. The psychologist then read each one aloud and each person had to answer with one or two words of the last time they “felt” the feeling of the word associated with their disease. Most responses were within the last few days.
As I am setting up my campsite for the night I caught a glimpse of a very beautiful sunset here in Colorado. Here it is. “Our minds… Read more “Under the Colorado sky he lies”
Silenced for awhile, but here I am and 20 lbs lighter. I know you’re probably wondering why I’m 20 lbs lighter. There are many possibilities…my ego could’ve… Read more “Failure = humble?”