Category Archives: Family

Bonding Part One: Two Choices She Made That Made Me

Even though I lived with her, I didn’t know who my Mother was until I was eight-years old. That was one of the main rules of the Commune / Collective / Cult I grew up in: the kids are everyone’s … Continue reading

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I spy with my red little eye something that is…

I’ve been crying steadily for almost two weeks now… but only out of one eye, and mostly because it’s infected, but there are times when it feels real. Like I’m actually crying for an emotional reason, and the infection is … Continue reading

Posted in Bipolar Disease, Bipolar Disorder, Clinical Depression, crazy people with no pants, CSG, Depression, Family, Granny, Health, Little Victor, Living With Depression, Living With Manic Depression, Manic Depression, Mental Health | Tagged | 6 Comments

With No Consequences For Her Abuse She Takes Over Once Again

Almost six weeks ago I told my grandmother to go fuck herself. When I was a child I often thought of telling her off, and now that I’ve finally made a complete break from her it feels as though my … Continue reading

Posted in Bipolar, Bipolar Disease, Bipolar Disorder, Clinical Depression, crazy people with no pants, Family, Granny, Health, Little Victor, Living With Depression, Living With Manic Depression, Manic Depression, Mental Health | 21 Comments

H1N1 Policy On The Maternity Ward Of The Ottawa General Hospital Sucks

My very pregnant girlfriend has the flu. Late Tuesday night she had a fever of over 101F long enough the nurses, dressed in long, yellow, disposable plastic jackets and wearing face-shields, moved her from her “home care” room to a … Continue reading

Posted in crazy people with no pants, Family, Health, Living With Depression, Living With Manic Depression, Manic Depression, Mental Health, Ottawa, Pregnancy | 13 Comments

Our Mothers React To Their Babies Having Children

Eventually we had to start telling people about my girlfriend’s pregnancy. We had hoped for another few weeks, but because she needs to take time off work to relieve some of the stress on her body, that meant telling her … Continue reading

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Looking Back Glancing Sideways And Resolving To Keep Moving Forward

So this is what I know after another year in recovery… fighting the disease comes first. But then there’s the neglected clinical depressions and the neglected body. The clinical depressions can be talked into submission with a decent psychiatrist, but … Continue reading

Posted in Bipolar, BiPolar Christmas, Bipolar Disease, Bipolar Disorder, Clinical Depression, crazy people with no pants, Family, Health, Living With Depression, Living With Manic Depression, Manic Depression, Year In Review | 22 Comments