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Welcome to my blog. My Non de Plume is Christine W Forgues. I have been journal writing for years. I took a course in Creative writing and found I enjoy writing short stories and poetry. I write more when I am hypomanic or manic.
I went into Rehab for Alcohol Addictions and have been sober for fourteen years.
Shortly after I quit drinking I was diagnosed with Bipolar 2, I have since been diagnosed with Bipolar 1.
I enjoy talking about my story, for people to learn or relate. I try and have a healthy lifestyle and try to use my coping strategies. Life is just too boring without Bipolar, it is a blessing but yet sometimes a curse.
I am currently working on a book and dream of publishing one day.
I am so excited to have found Wordpress.
This is my new adventure.

Reflecting

January 5th, 2020 Wow, I just had a little cry. I saw that I had a new follower on WordPress, so I read a bit of her profile. She struggles with an eating disorder too, but her lengthy post was very positive and made me think about what I am […]

After Christmas

January 2, 2020. I am so embarrassed and I don’t want to go out. I was miserable at New Years because my clothes were too tight. I have gained 10 pounds since starting the higher dose of the med they gave me during my recent manic episode.  Last time I […]

Happy New Year

Happy New Year fellow bloggers and visitors and followers! I hope your New Years was joyful, loved and safe. Neil and I decided to go out with friends for like our first time. We have mainly gone to friends but this year I wanted something different. I wanted to go […]

Resolutions

Real things to do Educated yourself with worldly news Simplify life and stay true Only seek positive vibes Live Love laugh Utter only words of kindness Thank people in your lives Invent a new you Old people need love too Never say never Save the world Christine W. Forgues

Decisions

It has been 24 days since I have driven. Dr.’s orders while I take a higher dose of meds to control my mania. Two things going on here that are on my mind. My car, number one. It has been on my mind a lot.  Just like everything else, I […]

Christmas is Over

Christmas for some reason is a trigger for my bipolar.  I am currently being treated for an episode of mania. Every year I go a bit nuts around the beginning of December. I am not sure why. Is it the weather? Is it my Christmas anxiety over stupid stuff like […]

Christmas Morning

On this fine morning When everyone was snoring I got out of bed And grabbed my sled As quiet as a mouse I snuck out of the house I ran to the hill I was ready for a thrill Low and behold It was pretty cold Up up far away […]

A Bit Of Green

About a year and a half ago I was in the process of moving, preparing my house to go up for sale.  It was such a difficult time for me, both on my mental health and my physical health. I was exhausted, overwhelmed and the change, not knowing where I […]

Dec. 19th 2019

Things have been so stressful here and I can feel the mania surface again. I also dropped the day time dose too quick. So I was good yesterday, I followed the directions to take at least half the dose. Neil and I decided we would take an evening to ourselves […]

Isolation

Overcome all sights and sounds I place my feet firmly on the ground Don’t come inside I have lost my pride And all I want to do is hide I feel like I may have even died Don’t you see I have shutdown And all I see is your frown […]