Week one begins

So, I don’t remember writing that post. I was taking Lorazepam, which I haven’t taken in a long time, to help with the Seroquel to sleep. And now I realized that I don’t remember much of the weekend. Which sucks, cause I was supposed to be enjoying my freedom. Anyway, Mum and Dad brought me […]

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January 17th, 2011 by "Alice"

AIM program at CAMH

So a lot has happened since I last wrote.  After making the decision to go into the in-patient program (called AIM), it was a lot of hurry up and wait. Barbara told me that I have to go in for four weeks while Dr. A told me it was more flexible. I finally got a […]

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January 15th, 2011 by "Alice"

Next steps are the big ones

Well, the past week has been pretty good. I know I managed to push myself into a high, and I’m just glad it’s lasted this long. I spent Friday through Saturday with my friend and her daughter, Saturday night with some friends and Sunday with my parents. And tonight I had a great dinner with […]

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December 22nd, 2010 by "Alice"

Parentheses overload

Well, I’ve been avoiding writing here for a few reasons — the main reason being a fear of putting my thoughts into concrete words. Because my thoughts have been far from positive these past few weeks. Nothing has really changed, except that I’m off work now so I have more time to sleep (or to […]

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November 27th, 2010 by "Alice"

The trouble with being diagnosed

From what I’ve read over the years, the problem most people with depression or bipolar experience is getting diagnosed. So many people can’t get taken seriously until they’ve attempted suicide. It’s like depression or mania aren’t problems until it runs a risk to your life. I had the same problem. I first realized that I […]

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January 23rd, 2010 by "Alice"