“I do the very best I know how – the very best I can; and I mean to keep on doing so until the end.” ~Abraham Lincoln
Putting many of my experiences with bipolar disorder into an ebook was a little scary and slightly overwhelming. Those experiences ranged from the deep depression, to drugs, to prostitution and I didn’t know how it would be received. Would people think even less of me or would people understand bipolar disorder a little bit better? I was hoping for the latter.
Decades of Experience
I suffered through bipolar disorder for decades before a doctor finally recognized it in my late thirties. By that time I was like an old automobile that hadn’t been taken care of and had lost all re-sale value. In other words, no one wanted to hire me, I suffered from painful nerve damage (neuropathy), partial loss of vision, loss of energy, stamina, and many lingering bouts of depression even though I was medicated. (more…)