“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.
While I tried and tried to find work I could handle mentally and physically, I had to apply for Social Security (still waiting for a hearing) to be able to exist. I wanted to be able to do something to help pay the bills even so I had to take things into my own hands and I spilled my guts into this blog and then into the ebook, , Journey of a Dragonfly. By doing so, it turned my haunting negative bipolar experiences into a positive.
I hope the ebook can help shed light on what it is like to be bipolar and help people understand what a loved one may be going through.
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