Chris’ Blog

Status update

Posted by on Oct 22, 2014 in Chris' Blog | 1 comment
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It has been nearly 11 months since my last hospitalization for mania.   I am more in tune with my body and mind then I have ever been in the past 16 years since I had my first bout in 1998.  The last time I felt myself getting even remotely close to a “manic” state of mind, I immediately called Turning Point, and went in to speak to my therapist, and we decided to up the dosage on the Haldol.  This was after one night of not sleeping.  After I took the increased dosage, the following day I drifted off like a baby.  That was my own initiative.   I have come a long ways since February of 2012, which was the time of my wild car experience driving manic.  After...

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Chris’s Blog- Feb. 27, 2014

Posted by on Mar 6, 2014 in Chris' Blog | 1 comment
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It’s been awhile since my last blog entry. Much has happened since then. I’m happy to see my dad’s books have both been published, and I wish him all the best in his bookselling adventures. I know he has a conference coming up where he is the only social worker speaking amongst a large group of doctors- sounds intimidating, but I’m sure Dad is up for the challenge. In my personal life there have been some frustrating events. I have had 2 episodes, both within the course of the past 8 months, and while these episodes occurred, I was taking the prescribed doses of medication, which makes it even more frustrating. So I was working hard at my job, working...

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Chris music

Posted by on Feb 24, 2013 in Chris' Blog | 0 comments

Chris introduces some of his music and Dad reports on his current status.

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My latest meeting with doctor Z

Posted by on Oct 19, 2012 in Chris' Blog | 0 comments

In my latest meeting with the doctor, my dad asked if Minocycline was as effective against Lyme disease as any of the other antibiotics I am taking. He suggested switching with one of the other antibiotics since that drug has been highly effective in reducing symptoms of psychosis. Dr Z said we could do that but I told him I didn’t want to change any of the meds. The doctor, not having any reason to disagree with me, said he was in favor of keeping my dosages and medications the same, and not rock the boat. I appreciate the doctor for listening to my concerns, and agreeing to keep the medications the same. So far it has been nearly 9 months since my last...

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Employment Opportunities

Posted by on May 22, 2012 in Chris' Blog | 3 comments

5/19/2012 My life has changed considerably since my last blog entry. Seeing the doctor in Santa Rosa seems kind of like a weary process, and I don’t feel anything is changing due to the medications that I am putting into my body. But I feel like I am in a different place because my priorities have changed. I’ve decided to channel all my energies into giving piano lessons as well as working for Avon, something that I never imagined I would do before. Several weeks ago, my day was pleasantly interrupted by a knock on the door, and a woman named Lora told me she was with Avon and was looking for people who were looking to make extra money. I told her my...

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The post episode visit

Posted by on Mar 27, 2012 in Chris' Blog | 2 comments

This last visit with Dr. Z was the first since the “episode,” a crazy moment in my life where I temporarily lost grip with reality and had to spend a few weeks in the hospital before I could come back down and face the harsh reality again that I have an illness and I don’t know if I’ll ever be done with it. This last episode only took 3 or 4 days of restlessness and no sleep and I was as wild as a hyena. Add a few nights of not taking meds, and there I was again- Mr. Hyde. I’m really beginning to resent this fact about myself, in such a short time, I could go from Mr. Jekyll to Mr. Hyde. I worry that no matter how hard I try, I will never have a normal...

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