I thought I would do a little update….
The therapy has gotten quite intense over the past month, and will continue to do so for at least six months. I had a meeting with all of my Doctors last week and they told me more information to my diagnosis. Turns out that not only am I Borderline, but I am Bipolar as well. We already knew about the Social Anxiety/Phobia and the Agoraphobia. So whereas before I thought it would all go away eventually, with all the therapy, etc, now I know that not all of it will. You see, Borderline is completely treatable and goes away with the right treatment in over 70% of cases. Bipolar isn’t so lucky, it stays with you for life. However, hopefully now that I know I can learn to cope with it better so it won’t ruin my life anymore. To be honest I’m glad that now I know. It all makes sense now. Anyway, I now see the Psychiatrist every six months to check up on my medication, etc. I also see my Support Worker and Psychologist once a week and see my Care Coordinator ever two weeks. We are also going to apply to get me a Personal Budget so that I can get a Personal Assistant to help me with day to day stuff such as travel so that I can hopefully start work and go back to college soon. So, in conclusion, as much as it sucks, at least now I know what’s going on and I can start working on moving forward and getting on with my life. Okay, I will stop rambling now.
If anyone has any questions or comments please don’t hesitate to send me a message.
Much love to all!!!!
tagged as: Update. Mental Health. Mental Illness. Bipolar Disorder. Borderline Personality Disorder. BPD. Bipolar. Borderline. Social Anxiety. Social Phobia. Agoraphobia. Medication. Psychology. Support. Diagnosis.