Daily Archives: October 10, 2015

Prompt for #SoCS Oct 10/15

Prompt for #SoCS Oct 10/15socs-badge-2015

Hurting is nothing new to me

I live within this world most painfully

Doctors are a constant part of my life

At least I haven’t gone under the knife



1. Your post must be stream of consciousness writing, meaning no editing, (typos can be fixed) and minimal planning on what you’re going to write.

2. Your post can be as long or as short as you want it to be. One sentence – one thousand words. Fact, fiction, poetry – it doesn’t matter. Just let the words carry you along until you’re ready to stop.

3. There will be a prompt every week. I will post the prompt here on my blog on Friday, along with a reminder for you to join in. The prompt will be one random thing, but it will not be a subject. For instance, I will not say “Write about dogs”; the prompt will be more like, “Make your first sentence a question,” “Begin with the word ‘The’,” or simply a single word to get your started.

4. Ping back! It’s important, so that I and other people can come and read your post! For example, in your post you can write “This post is part of SoCS:” and then copy and paste the URL found in your address bar at the top of this post into yours.  Your link will show up in my comments for everyone to see. The most recent pingbacks will be found at the top.

5. Read at least one other person’s blog who has linked back their post. Even better, read everyone’s! If you’re the first person to link back, you can check back later, or go to the previous week, by following my category, “Stream of Consciousness Saturday,” which you’ll find right below the “Like” button on my post.

6. Copy and paste the rules (if you’d like to) in your post. The more people who join in, the more new bloggers you’ll meet and the bigger your community will get!

7. As a suggestion, tag your post “SoCS” and/or “#SoCS” for more exposure and more views.

8. Have fun!

Countdown to my birthday, about 5 hours, just after midnight.


I am about to turn the big 59. 1 year closer to 60, ugh.

I can barely walk although with it taped it feels a little better. At least my appointment with the PCP isn’t until the day after my birthday. Much better than the day of.

I have been practicing my request for him to write me scripts for my psychiatric drugs.

I had my weekly brunch with my BFF and just ate the 2nd omelet I brought home for dinner.

I slept all afternoon. Sleep better without the BiPap machine.


Bipolar Disorder in children and teens – Day 10 – of 31 days of October link up

2 children

Bipolar Disorder is not usually diagnosed in children under 6 and even then many doctors are not sure of the child having Bipolar when it could be ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder). If your child is diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder you might want to get a second opinion with a doctor you trust.

Now I had Bipolar as a child. I would have been around 6 years old although my anxiety started as an infant. I am 59 now and back then they didn’t discuss mental health concerns.

I went through my teens not understanding what was happening to me. The mood swings. The mania where I didn’t sleep for 3 months and then the depression. I had rage issues although they were usually kept inside. I did more banging of things than breaking things like my son whose rage had him breaking things all the time.  It has just been lately that I started to act on my rage issues outwardly.

I tended to isolate as a teen and stay in my room and read. My parents would insist I go out and play with the rest of the kids and my siblings. I didn’t want to. I still isolate, but nobody can make me go outside anymore. I am old enough to make that decision on my own although everyone is always trying to talk me into going out. I do sometimes, but if I don’t have to I don’t. I would be a hermit is people would just leave me alone.