Category Archives: On Being an Alcoholic

Life Today

Did I mention I’m tired all the time?  I’ve thought about writing several times this past week, but just felt too exhausted to drum up the energy. Part of it is, I think, the amount of trauma work I do.  … Continue reading

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Hanging In There

I have been up, down, and all around since the last time I wrote.   At the moment I’m falling on the depressed end.  My therapist has been sharing space with another one.  The other lady, Laura, has a sweet little … Continue reading

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Adjusting to Changes

So much going on, so much on my mind. I’ve been put on a different medication to treat my bipolar.   It’s a new one, called Latuda.  Overall I think I like it.  I no longer feel anxious all the time, … Continue reading

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Getting Flattened

Still depressed, I went to school where I was promptly made to watch a documentary about 4 people at end-stages of alcoholism; they were dying.  I was either those people (the words coming out of their mouths were my own, … Continue reading

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It Wasn’t My Fault (This Time)

My blog’s server was down for a few days, but now I’m back.  I have things to say, but I also have homework that needs to get done, so I’ll come back to it.  For now, I have to go … Continue reading

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Reality Bites (which is good because I can’t)

Let’s see. Found out that I could have diagnosed Bruce’s mother rather than Bruce, as I wanted.  Oh well. I had dental work done on Wednesday and was fine.  After all, I’d been loaded up with Novocaine.  By the end … Continue reading

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Learning Broader Perspectives

Right, so mild depression has definitely set in.  Part of me has given into it for now (doing escapist things) and part of me is fighting back (communicating with others, focusing on homework to get out of my head, etc.). … Continue reading

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Pulling Myself Together

I’ve talked to you and talked to my therapist, and feel better. Still, the “they/them” statements from the other night bothered me.  I’ve been isolated for much of the past few months and felt perfectly okay.  Since returning to school, … Continue reading

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Follow Up to “Living with a Diagnosis”

I started to compose a response to Alecya’s comment on my entry, “Living with a Diagnosis,” and then I realized that I should really make this its own post: I have to be fair to my fellow students.  We’re in … Continue reading

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Living with a Diagnosis

Two or three times last night I considered dropping out of school.  I’m not going to, but I can see there are going to be some difficult times for me. Given the nature of the work it’s only natural that … Continue reading

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