I am a 44 yo male living in Arizona and I am challenged with the burden of living with Bipolar Disorder coupled with hypersexuality.
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Has anyone seen the TV show called Black Box? About a Bipolar Doctor?
I am sorry I have not posted in so long. I am posting this very long post in order to catch you all up.
I found out in February that I would be unemployed in June. I started immediately searching for a new job. I was busy applying for jobs, doing interviews and still working. It was tuff and stressful. I was being triggered by many things and I was very hypomanic, hypersexual and struggling with all of that.
One of the major things was that I had applied for over 45 jobs and had not had a single interview. I was worried I was doing something wrong. Then suddenly I had 6 interviews in one week.
Out of those interviews I got called back to two for a second interview. Both of those went well and they both dragged on and took a while to get back to me.
I got an offer from one and put it on hold for a few days waiting to hear back from the other. The other paid $20k more and had other benefits that were good. I never heard back from them so I accepted the first offer.
Two days later I received an offer from the first place. I turned it down because I am a man of integrity and I didn’t want to burn any bridges in case something happened to my first offer.
All of these issues were included in all the triggers I was dealing with.
Then my 2 week notice to my former employer also caused some issues. I got all caught up on all my work and I asked to be let go a week earlier, and start my new job a week earlier. It all worked out but it was crazy.
I was not sleeping well, I was tired, up all night, manic, irritable and just plain frustrated.
Then I started my new job. Wow things got better. I used to drive 7 miles to work, now I drive 35. The one hour commute on top of the 8 hours of work, is draining. I don’t mind the commute. I get to listen to my music, relax and drive. I can also use it to get my quiet time.
With all the driving, quiet time, long shifts and all the other stuff, I have been sleeping very well and have not had many episodes of hypomania, hypersexuality or mixed episodes. I have been slightly hypomanic the last 4 days but nothing to be worried about.
My meds have all been the same as they have been for the last 6 months. Things are good.
My new job is awesome. I do I.T. network Security, specializing in Patch Management. I am actually a Patch Management Engineer. A lot to learn and my head was spinning for the first week and a half trying to get the layout of all the networks we manage. My employer manages over 1,100 networks and I am responsible for Patch Management on 110 of those. Myself and one other make up our Vulnerability Management Team, he assesses the Vulnerabilities and I apply the patches to resolve them.
Now that things are slowing down a little and I have more time, I will try and post more.
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So I am now another year older. Funny, I don’t feel older.
I am thankful for my family. My best bday present is my new job that starts tomorrow.
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Yesterday was my last day at work. it was hard, it was rough.
Technically I am now unemployed, even though I start a new job on Monday
My birthday is coming up. What am I getting? Well, a new job for one. But I am also leaving my old job.
What do i want? Happiness.
Your heart beats about 100,000 times in one day and about 35 million times in a year. During an average lifetime, the human heart will beat more than 2.5 billion times. Give a tennis ball a good, hard squeeze. You’re using about the same amount of force your heart uses to pump blood out to the body.
If this is true, my heart has beat more than 1,575,000,000 (1.5 billion) + or - times.
My heart has beat 227,500,000 times since I met my wife, all for her. :-)
Source: PBS Amazing Heart Facts
I have been sleeping pretty well the last few weeks. I think it is the stress.
Tonight I woke up because I was hot. Now I can’t get back to sleep.
I am excited about starting a new job in two weeks but I am also saddened about leaving people I care about behind at my old job.
A lot of changes in my life recently. That is always stressful, for anyone, and triggering to me
I have not had much time to post here, I will try and post more now that I have more time.
Accepting a job today. Hopefully that will elevate some of my stress
For years when Ia m hypomanic I don’t sleep very much or very well. I can think of weeks on end that I got 2 hours sleep every night just about.
The last month or so I have been under a lot of stress, except for the weekend my wife and I spent in Las Vegas. This is all caused by me being laid off and seeking another job before I am unemployed. Well, that stress has been very apparent.
The stress and anxiety have all been triggers that has me hypomanic. However, I think the stress has been taking it’s toll and I have been sleeping pretty well. I have slept well almost every night the last 3 weeks. My hypersexuality has been pretty mild over the last 3 weeks as well.
I received a job offer from my second choice job on Friday. I have them holding until tomorrow because my first choice job is supposed to get back to me today or tomorrow. I have decided that if I don’t hear from them by 1 pm tomorrow, I will accept my second choice job.
Don’t get me wrong, the second choice is a very good job, great employer and is well within what I was looking for in a job. The only reason the other job is my first choice is because it will continue my current retirement and once retired, it is a lifetime payment, not a payment that will end when my investment runs out.
The stress and anxiety should fade today and then end by tomorrow. I will actually be excited to start a new job. Commuting will be ok as well, gives me my quiet time.
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I received a job offer today. It has allowed me to reduce my anxiety. I am waiting to hear back on my first choice. It pays better and has a benefit I can’t get from the offer today.
This is tuff
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