Wednesday, October 18, 2006

What a Difference a Day Makes

Last night I fell asleep before the end of the Colbert Report and completely missed Countdown with Keith Olbermann. In fact, I slept for 11 ½ hours before dragging myself out of bed to eat so I could take my morning doses of pain, thyroid, blood pressure, and psychiatric medicines. Afterwards, I called my dentist to once again delay my appointment for another 4 weeks (getting the crown on my tooth is not an immediate need – I just don’t think I should have my neck torqued by the dental chair’s headrest until I have recovered more from my spinal surgery).

I went from hours of sleep to now over 3 hours of reading blogs and posting to my blog. I may be rapidly cycling from hypomania to depression. I feel like crap right now, but I am also compelled to complete my self-assigned reading.

I just started to read personal blogs and those from my friends in the Bipolar Planet webring.

I will take a nap when I am done.


Philip Brubaker said...

Thanks for the comments on my blog. I, too slept late today. I think I might be in the throes of a minor depression for as soon as I get up in the late morning, I want to get back under the covers. Sounds like you've been very productive from reading your profile. That's kind of the way the pendulum swings with bipolar disorder; you go from depressed inertia to manic productivity. I'm not saying mania contributed to your prolificacy but bp's have a certain drive that fearlessly propels them into achievement.

Bleeding Heart said...

Thanks for stoppinb by at my blog. Welcome to Bipolar Planet.

Gosh, surgery then a crown and bipolar all wrapped up in one.

Sleeping is good, I love to sleep and I love to curl up in my sheets.

Dobro said...

Thanks for your comment on my blog-abide with me.
I know where you are coming from with the sleep.
When I'm depressed, I can sleep for 12 hours, get up for a few hours and then sleep again for 4 hours.When I cycle, after I reach the end of the hypomania (or mania), the sleep will hit me first before the depression.