Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Where have I been?
I've never hidden the fact that I have bipolar disorder and have somewhat shared my struggles when they've come up on this blog - and I've been having major struggles in the last month or so - I've started having really debilitating panic attacks that have affected every part of my life and I haven't been on the computer hardly at all, in fact it's been something I've been avoiding - not answering emails, not making blog posts, not keeping up with what's going on.
I'm still struggling with what my future is in the internet game because Bubby is so un-dog friendly currently, and maybe always will be because of his proclivities - and he never may be able to handle going out in public like Buttercup and Charlie could - so how can I have a huge website about dog friendly Halifax when I have a dog who isn't dog friendly?
The thing I always say is that you should do whatever your dog can handle - and Bubby can't handle going out in public - it's too overwhelming for him, and I don't know whether he'll be able to handle it.
So I'm dealing with that at the same time as I'm having the panic attacks - what is my future. And it may also be why I'm looking for another dog - and this one will have to be dog friendly - and that will take the pressure off of Bubby and he can have a happy life living a high quality existence of all that he can handle - being around tons of dogs, but not having to go to any kind of social event.
With panic attacks I don't think they are going to go away by just giving in to them and doing nothing. I've got to force myself to have a regular life because I am such a lucky person to have had a regular life even with a diagnosis of bipolar disorder.
I have good days and bad days, but I want to have a regular life, and give my dogs the best life they can have.
So I'm going to start posting again - I've got several to make in the next few days, we'll see how it goes.
ps - my eye surgery in December worked out better than in April - I'm still not 20/20, but I'm hoping that over time my vision is going to "crisp up" and I'll get to 20/20 - but it's pretty good - much better than it was before.