Man walks into a zoo and offers the management money in exchange for a fluffy white bear.
Manager says “whats wrong with you? we don’t sell animals!”
Man says “oh don’t mind me, I’m bipolar!”
Please accept my apologies for the terrible joke! However I found it very funny and I’m still giggling as your reading this!
I had my monthly Dr’s appointment this afternoon where I told him about my mood swings. How I am either up or down with nothing in between and he thinks I may be bipolar.
Bipolar is the term for what used to be known as manic depression, so I was not surprised with what he said. I had gone into the appointment expecting it as the research into the symptoms certainly indicated it was a possibility.
He also referred me to see a psychiatrist in July and was keen to find out how I had gone on with them.
Imagine his surprise when I told him that I heard nothing from them so he checked my records. It turns out that I had been discharged from the Mental Health Services without seeing them, or speaking to them because my PHQ9 score had gone down a couple of times. Despite the fact over the past 2 months it has gone up and stayed up!
So now I am back to square one of waiting to be seen by a shrink and back to the bottom of the waiting list.
I have also been referred to a local therapy group for some CBT but they have not been in touch yet either, but they have only had the letter three weeks so who knows when I will hear anything.
And so it all adds to the stress levels……
The flip side is I actually prefer the term manic depression to bipolar, makes me feel special to be called manic 🙂
However as I am in a good mood today I am going to let it was over me and deal with when the need arises.
As my favourite kitty would say “this too shall pass”