Two years ago I finally got a diagnosis after 25+ years of being sick.
I’ve had a history of infections since around the age 18. I don't remember being sick as a child, I'd say more "snotty". I always walked around with a stuffy nose. The first symptoms of Common Variable Immune Deficiency (CVID) that I can recall were mostly gut related with ear and tonsil infections sprinkled in to keep things interesting.Read More
Last week I was asked by my therapist "What would be your perfect day if you had control over it?"
Control over it? Hmm...where do I start?
One week ago I was diagnosed with Bipolar 2 disorder. Two weeks ago I was asked what my perfect day would be. Three weeks ago I was crying into a chicken fried steak at Luby's restaurant in Houston.
Two hours before that I was crying at my Airbnb with my family in the other room and then had a panic attack and fell asleep for about an hour and a half. (I never nap)Read More
That moment when you're told you're bipolar 2 and you think....
Oh. My. God. I am BIPOLAR.... WTF?!
It was almost like being told “you’ve been blind most of your life but just kept trudging through, running into walls.” I feel like, duh, of course I’m bipolar and not in the “oh stop talking so fast, what are you bipolar?” High-larious.
Don’t get me wrong. I think comedy will be a huge part of my process as I walk alongside it, if not through it. I think of my real life examples that I now understand this disorder to have affected or perhaps caused. Some of them comedy gold and some, a little sad.Read More