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Response to Maraya1969 (Reply #11)

Sun Oct 20, 2013, 02:16 PM

12. Even though that's all true with bipolar

doesn't it just burn you when people say things like, "Are you taking your medication?", it seems so similar to "Are you on your period.", with all of it's dismissive connotations.

My Co-madre takes her medications in a way that works for her. The way the medical establishment wants her to take them (and the way I did when I was a neophyte) isn't right for her. Bipolar isn't a one size fits all problem. But I watch her watching her moods, making sure she gets sleep, and generally taking care of herself. This took years and many times in a hospital (not a place to get better). I have such great respect for her that I wouldn't ask such a question. I will ask, if she's in a mixed state, are you planning to commit suicide? I used to shy from asking that, but she knows if I'm asking, there's something I'm seeing and she answers seriously and honestly.

Would that I could handle my difficulties with as much dignity as she does.

I'm glad you are feeling better.

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