I was first diagnosed with depression when I was about 14 years old. As I grew older, each doctor gave the same diagnosis. While I do have depression regularly, there are times where I’m pretty erratic. It wasn’t until 2008 when I was accurately diagnosed with bipolar disorder (also known as manic depression)..
Like many people who go on psych medication, I gained a significant amount of weight. I reached a maximum weight of 303 pounds. I joined Weight Watchers and I’ve lost 50 pounds, but still have a ways to go.
I currently live in the Los Angeles South Bay. I have a wonderful husband named Maurice whom I refer to frequently. It was early in our relationship that my bipolar began to really kick my ass and he held my hand and got me through the worst of it. I also have a beautiful daughter who attends University in England.
Unable to work in a traditional environment, I took advantage of the time and became a writer, which has been a lifelong pursuit of mine. I’m currently working on a mystery novel. My first work of fiction.
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