My Mother

I grew up watching my mother struggle with bi-polar disorder,then called manic depression...she has this so severe...and In her bad moments,it was real bad.

She was in and out of hospitals....

it was hard not understanding in my younger years......

because then she would come back after a week...normal as ever...just to go through it again...
I just didn't get it ..so in my early teenage years I did lots of research on the disorder and got educated...

My mom has been stable and hospital free for 10 years now and I admire her for who she is and what she's been through.......

I could never blame her for the bad years.....

I love my mom...she's my best friend in many ways..

:)
jessabellcool jessabellcool
26-30, F
5 Responses Jul 12, 2007

Thank you all fr your kind comments :)

I'm very proud of you for this. You are lucky to have the life you have with your mother! I miss mine terribly!

Jaymom..<br />
Im a mom w/ BP2....I wish I knew this when my kids were young, I would have told them.. on their terms.. I dont think yours are too young..just my opinion, make your own.. but I know theres two or three specially written books for kids on how to explain this. I'd have to do some searching to find the titles/authors for you. Let me know if you want them.

I have small children too and Bipolar and hope that I am not screwing them up. I take my meds and see my Dr. but some days I just cannot get out of bed or others I am flying around the house cleaning. They are confused and I think I cannot tell them about my illness yet because they are too young... 9 and 8... Thank you for sharing your story.

Its great that you can love your mother still and i wish i could be as strong as you. I will start a story and explain why i feel this way.