It seems to me that Bi-pola is a n illeness which is current, increasing and not understood.
About 2 years ago an old school friend developed symptoms which have been diagnosed as "border-line" Bi-Pola. NOT sure how boder line she is or if the NHS are extending their helping hand but she
has other health problems too which do not seem to be addressed.
During the UP time she is like a child who wants to eat all the sweets in the shop and goes on E bay buying all sorts of things that she does not need and booking holidays and theatre tickets....many, of which she is unable to attend as when she reaches a down she is,âpparently unable to get out of bed and lacks every basic motivation. So on a downer she pays no attention to the well being of the house or herself....and hides from the world.
The house is, apparently in a mess. She can not find her driving liscence or her passport and about a
week ago she had a car crash. The other driver is fine, she was vertually unmarked but the car was
a right off. Apparently she drove herself to the hospital for a blood test....having not eaten for 12 hours or longer...she is diabetic...she drove off to buy a toaster and fell asleep at the wheel.
She was, for the 4th time trying to visit us this week but without a passport and moving into
a down mode it did not materialise.
Now the doctors...oh yes the doctors ...they say she needs to help herself?
Some of us seem to manage through all sorts?
Are we stronger?
Are the doctors and social services doing enough?
Are the family doing their bit?
Are we going to loose the live's of friends and family through nonchalonce?
We all have friends buzzing around when we are the life and soul of the party
but when the light goes out....WHERE is everyon?