Tuesday, May 26, 2009


So thankfully my psychiatrist values sleep very highly, so he pulled me out of group today to see me. I explained that I hadn't slept in 2 days and he told me to double my bipolar meds. I'm a little nervous about this for a few reasons.

1. As I said last night (this morning), this stuff knocks me out, son. If I take it at 6, I can barely keep my eyes open after 9. I'm sacked out by 10.

2. Waking up in the morning is gonna be rough.

3. It isn't cheap.

So, in light of number one, if you see my name on the caller ID tonight, if you love me, do not pick up the phone. I cannot guarantee I won't be doing any drunk dialing tonight, if I'm conscious. I don't know how the extra dosage will counteract the mania caused by the anti-depressants. My friend Nicole has received a cough syrup drunk dial from me and still mocks me from time to time. If you love me, don't pick up the phone.

I'm feeling much more positive right now (could be the Adderall, which is the best drug ever) than I was during my last post. My psychiatrist listens to me, and hears me, and I trust him. My mom actually knows the guy professionally and has said he's one of the best in the state. If he says doubling the bipolar meds will help, then doubling the bipolar meds will help. Dig?

Also on the treatment front, I have hit a plateau in my weight loss. I feel comfortable saying I'VE LOST TWENTY POUNDS BAM!!!! but I've stopped there for a solid week and a half. The nutritionist was all "are you exercising?" and I was all "does journaling count" and she was all "yeah, time to start exercising." So, I will. I've set a goal for twice a week, which may sound lame, but it's a whole lot more than I've been doing.

And while Ace was sitting on the potty earlier, right before he pooped on the potty for the second time ever, he congratulated me for farting. "Yaaaay, dat's a good fart, mama!" He clapped, too. I love him.


HEATHER said...

Congrats on the weight loss!!!
Sorry about the not sleeping. My mom suffers with that as well.

Allison said...

So it's been a good day? =)

Congrats on the 20 lbs! You ROCK!

Jen said...

bwahaha darnit I had to laugh at the last sentence!!! funny lil guy.

And congrats on the weight loss! I wish I could lose 20!

AND, good luck with the meds. I hope it helps ;)

Watercolor said...

You are doing great things for yourself. Hugs!! 20 pounds is fantastic! Congratulations!!!!

Sharon said...

1st, I love Ace. Recognizing his mother's good fart?! Awesome. If I ever have a daughter, let's consider it an arranged marriage. ;)

Congrats on the weight loss!!! That's awesome, Stacey. I am so happy for you.
I've been through plateaus. Gosh, stagnant at only a week isn't that bad! I know people who have hit plateaus, lasting a month.
If you've been journaling your food, why not repeat a week (dietary) and see if that specific food boosts your loss again?
And exercising twice a week is a GREAT start!! Go you. :)

Nicole Bradshaw said...

I wouldn't say I MOCK you . . . Rather, I tease you a little bit, out of love. Right? Just like you asked me about my blood type at the tattoo parlor.

Weight loss - AWESOME, sugar! You can DO IT!!

Sandi said...

Move to Clinton. Then we can be walking buddies. :)

Oh, and if you get a call from ME tonight, don't pick up the phone either!!

i'm black betty said...

you go, girl!!! twenty pounds??? you ROCK!!! :)

i hope you got some rest last night. i was praying for you. oh, and ask your doctor about samples. my mom takes the same med as you and the insurance only allows up to a certain milligram. the doctor's office supplements the rest. :)

love you. mean it.

Waterfall said...

Congrats on the 20 pounds! I hope the new dosage works well for you. Good luck getting past the weight-loss plateau!

Susan said...

Double? Wow. But probably had a lower dose for you to start with. Hope it worked for you last night. Glad you're digging the Adderal. Stuff nearly killed me, but those who can take it tend to love it. I just have funky reactions to a lot of meds.

And it sounds like you're being an appropriate role model for Ace. Good job! Hey, he pooped in the potty, didn't he? Takes all kinds of encouragement!

From the Doghouse said...

You keep taking care of you and everything will be fine.

Kayra said...

Congrats on the weight loss! Ace cracks me up, he is so cute.

Praying for you, glad you have a good dr who listens and cares, those seem to be rare these days.

Melinda Barton said...

That 20 pounds you lost? I found it. Would you like it back?

i'm black betty said...

good seeing y'all last night. :)