My Mental Health

Right now? Not good. Because I have good meds and a service dog to help me navigate the social world, many people presume I don’t have any problems with mental illness anymore. Again, not true! I do have excellent meds; a regimen that we worked out together over a period of about five to six […]

I Can’t Believe I’m About To Write About This

There is a political wave washing over the country right now, at least in Red states. It’s the prohibition against abortion once the fetal heartbeat is detected at anywhere from 6 – 12 weeks of pregnancy, some with no exemptions for instances of rape or incest. A couple of the bills do exempt in the […]

Cutting Meds? I Don’t Think So!

Just earlier today I was looking at all the meds I take to keep me functioning. I was thinking that since I’m no longer working (retired,) I could talk to my care providers (psych nurse, therapist, primary care doc) about maybe cutting my dosages. But then this afternoon happened. Someone in my family got news […]

Lamotrigine Withdrawals

This is hard! Typing this out while simultaneously going through withdrawals. It’s been 44 hours, I think, since my last dose. I am dizzy, confused, unable to concentrate, irritable, and exceedingly sleepy. The pharmacy was able to refill my prescription today so relief is on the way soon. Do you ever wonder if the medication […]

Here Comes Holy Week

For those that may not be Christians or who may be very conservative Christians, tomorrow is Palm Sunday. Palm Sunday is the beginning of Holy Week. Each of the days represents some main event in the final week of Jesus’ life. For example, Thursday evening is the time churches commemorate the establishment of the Lord’s […]

Mister, My Mom Fainted

In May 1966 in the middle of beautiful weather and in a beautiful Sacramento neighborhood, I walked up to the ambulance guy and said, “Mister, my mom fainted.” I had just gotten home from school. Getting home was always a dangerous affair. There were various gangs vying for turf in our neighborhood. This was before […]