Two years ago, I retired from active nursing after 37 years of working as an RN. I worked many different areas of nursing and loved every minute of caring for others. I was diagnosed with Bipolar II disorder and had a tough time with several medications until I was stabilized on Lamictal twelve years ago. There are still episodes of depression, (one from which I just recovered), and hypomania, but not as severe. I have several serious health issues going on, but try to live my life to fullest possible with them. There was a quote one of my friends posted on Facebook that basically relays my attitude. It said something like those of us with a chronic illness spend our time trying to act normal/well. So true.
I have always loved to write so after retirement, I wrote two books, started a Facebook account, and now started this blog. It is important to me to be a contributing member of society. (Besides, I am a little ADHD also and have to be doing something most of the time.) I am enjoying meeting new people, learning new things, and making my thoughts tangible through writing. Thank you everyone who visits and reads my entries! Hopefully they enlighten or amuse you.