I am currently a caregiver at a nursing home, and have been for the last 2 years. My father passed away when I was 17 (just as I started my senior year of high school). The last 10+ years have been a blur with a lot of manic behaviors and several severe depression episodes. I went to seek treatment a few months ago when I felt as though I could not control my tongue and feared that my job and marriage could be at jeopardy if I lashed out verbally (which kept feeling easier and easier to do).
I have also been a smoker for the last 10 years, which is another thing I am trying to control.
It's ironic that I did not pay any attention to my medical history until I started working in the medical field. What I am experiencing as far as a patient is all very new, which brought me to this website. I can remember some very low days, and I can remember very few high days. At least this way I will be able to look back and see when and why I felt the way that I did.
Sep 01, 2011
Aug 07, 2013