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since the below text was written I've been put on and taken off of six different medications used to treat psychosis and bipolar disorder. with each medication came intense side effects: two of the medicines sent me to the ER. right now I'm on bed rest for 3 days until this new treatment plan hopefully evens out in my system. I've also gained 2 pounds over the past 4 weeks which feels like HUGE progress. Last week they started me on an elimination diet to see if any of my symptoms could be allergy related. since I am now off dairy, gluten, sugar, corn, and soy--- gaining and maintaining weight is a newly creative process!! if anyone feels like eating a bag of avocados w me or cooking fish together (fish is in my diet for the healthy fats and protein), please hit me up
I'm living a 100% different life from three months ago, in an unrecognizable mind and body, still 11 pounds underweight, and experiencing my first mania.
In February I had surgery for appendicitis and they found a carcinoid tumor and removed it. The tumor was benign, but in the following weeks I had to be hospitalized again from severe dehydration (aka unstoppable diarrhea) and other side effects.
I continued to lose weight- at the peak I lost 19 pounds, which leaves me at a weight I haven't had since 7th grade. I am eating like a football player and still not gaining pounds.
I am seeing my Doctor, Therapist, Psychiatrist, Naturopath and Acupuncturist on a weekly basis to manage my pain and symptoms. I am still working eight hours a week at my Conservatory job, but unfortunately I lost my other two positions due to the physical demands of the work.
I am under watch for psychosis and prefer to stay in Seattle for my recovery to keep my job and my lovely community. There are many ways we could be connected or in touch, but do not feel pressure, it's about energy, it's about us healing together, I only want what feels balanced to you, and I love you regardless of what happens.