Planting Potatoes and Paternal Wisdom
July 2, 2016 Leave a comment
for my Late Father —
Without the daily prescribed medication: I would lose my ability to think rationally, and my attention span would dwindle to nothing, my body would creep into overdrive. I could feel this at the end of a work day as the medicine wore off and it scared me every day. Without the medication I could become more and more manic, eventually I would have to be hospitalize or worse… risk being incarcerated in prison.
This was one of the new realities of “Bipolar Disorder“. I was in my late twenties and just diagnosed . and there is more:
The daily medication was very expensive. without them, I was a risk to myself or (mildly)to society. So I had to work a full time job to pay for the medication. I had to pay for and take the medication to work the full time job and remain part of society.
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