I have ms as well as my bipolar. Lately my ms is progressing. So this is effecting my moods. I'm not looking for pity, but it's very difficult dealing with everything. It's been dark and stormy here for quite sometime. I hide my true feelings from my family. They have enough to deal with. Without being burdened with my problems. I will probably do better when the sun comes out more often and it gets warmer. Wednesday is my 20th wedding anniversary and we were going out to celebrate that day, but they are predicting snow and sleet. So we'll wait. Okay I'll stop complaining now.
Hey Sassy! I am so sorry that you are having to go through so much! I can't say that I understand what you are going through, but I can say that I will be here for you. I wish there was something I could do. Congrats on your wedding anniversary!! I hope things work out! You are such a strong person to have gone through what you have, and still be going on with your life.
I think you are a strong person and will get through this. I know it. You have been so helpful to me and others here. Let us help you too. Is there anything we can do? I hope the weather gets better where you live so that you can feel a little better.
Hi. The weather has been dreadful, I know how you must feel about being inside because of it.
I'm sorry to hear of your MS. A good friend has that. You are very strong to carry both disorders; it must be difficult sometimes. I hope you have someone outside the family to talk to - is there a support group for the MS and maybe the BP you could hook up with, if only by phone? I find I feel so much better if I can talk with people with the same problems.
You're not complaining, and you're such a support on this board.
Thanks for the support you've given me. I hope you get that celebration soon.
I can't even imagine how hard it must be to have mental and physical diseases at the same time, I really feel for you.
But considering the MS, there is some kind of new breakthrough drug I heard about. Are you on that? I heard its like the closest thing to a cure and majority of people can get much better. I don't remember what its called but I hope you know what I'm talking about.
I was going to try to get my license again, but my ms doc said to forget it because of my double vision. Thanks for the support all of you. I try to be strong, but it's not always easy when things keep happening. This site helps me to reach out to others. Sometimes helping others makes me forget my problems and makes me feel good inside. My husband doesn't seem to understand about all these emotions that I have inside. He's not being mean, he's just made that way. Sassy
I do know what it's like to have a condition that causes physical pain along with bipolar. Although what I have isn't as debilitating as MS, I know what it's like to just hope you can make it til the end of the day, and hope to God that tomorrow is better. I'm so sorry that you have a double whammy, having physical and mental illness makes you automatically suffer emotionally no matter how supportive your spouse or family is, I think.
You do have to stay strong, and try and remember that its hard for your hubby to watch you be sick also, it probably makes him feel helpless and frustated that he can't do more to help you...it's tough. Also, I have no doubt that our physical pain causes our bipolar to be more difficult to manage. People without BP often suffer from depression when they have chronic painful illnesses. The days I take lots of pain meds, it's probably much harder for my psych meds to work effectively. And it's just about impossible to cheer yourself up when you're in so much pain you can't even walk.
Not being able to drive must be so tough, it takes away a big part of your independence. That sucks. I would just try to comfort yourself in as many healthy ways as possible...and hang in there. I'm here if you need to talk.
I have BP and arthritis. I know what it's like to have physical pain and mental disease. My meds aren't right on my BP after 5 years, and it's really tough.
Try to find support groups. Don't hold all your feelings inside b/c that will just make you sicker.
Married for 20 years! Wow! Even if I were to get married right now, I won't live long enough to be married that long. I've never had a successful relationship, and now that I'm on meds it presents different issues. You are very fortunate you have been married that length of time.
I know a guy who has MS and some of his symptoms went away after many years and he was able to get his driver's license. So don't give up!
thanks for the support lavenderlily and dianne It is great to find that someone you want to spend the rest of your life with. It is hard on him with my disabilities. I found out this morning that I have a new baby neice. I visited her. She's as cute as can be. Lots of hair. That's the moments that makes me forget about myself. Sassy