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Shooting From the Hip
By D. L. Vegas
Posted: Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Last edited: Tuesday, January 19, 2010
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Parts of my life. . .

Coming from the type of family I came from, it is a wonder that I didn't come out any worse than I did

I smoked pot a few times in college and in my early twenties---until I got manic from it.  I started drinking at age eighteen.  I drank until I got drunk, I did this every weekend.  I was in a sororiety and we either had a party or we knew someone who was having one.  Towards the end of my college days I was starting to worry.  My father was an alcoholic and came from a family of alcoholics.  It does run in families.  

I'm not an alcoholic, I don't do drugs and I do not drink and drive. . .I drove drunk till I was thirty-four when I had my car accident however, I wasn't drinking that night.  I did have four hospital stays.  I was diagnosed with depression.  My doctor, whom I still have today, thought I was schizophrenic.  It turns out I'm bi-polar and I've been on Lithium ever since.  This happened in '86'.  It took nine years to finally get the right diagnosis.

I believe I was bipolar when I was a child.  I had way to much energy and I never slept well.  My mind raced at night and I remember getting up to try to clear my head.

I still have some things to work on---Always room to improve oneself.  I'm doing just that.  


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Reviewed by Debra Baker 1/11/2011
I have to agree with Fee, and think of all the individuals with different personality disorder's whom went miss diagnosed. Be thankful, you have the answers now. Also, I enjoyed the write. Best wishes to you...
Reviewed by Felix Perry 1/20/2010
Sadly all too many people were written off, kicked out of families, locked away or worst because so little was known about mental illness. Glad you survived.

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