Hi people's, how are you all going? I hope you're feeling better than you were last week.
So a lot has happened to me since I last addressed this group. Last week I ran out of two of my important meds ... Madopar and Clonazepam. As I had sold my car I had no way of getting to the pharmacy to replace them. So I was out of that medication for a week. And it was the best week I've had for years.
I was sleeping all night, a normal sleep not a drugged sleep.
I am living in a retirement village in Bundaberg now, and many of the residents have commented on my appearance this past week. I looked better, I was speaking clearer, and by the end of the week I was walking without a cane and I felt so much better.
I had a doctor's appointment yesterday, and I have officially been diagnosed with bipolar. One would think I'd be sad about that, or concerned, or worried. But nope, not feeling any of that. I feel relieved. Because it explains so much to me. The bad decisions I have made throughout my life .... concentrating on the wrong issues and not paying attention to the important ones.
I haven't got an appt with a neurologist until April. Obviously he will do the final diagnosis, check my medication for my RLS and ensure I have the correct information to manage myself. A tad more serious than the major depression I was diagnosed with 2 years ago.