Are you stable enough to work?

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Registered: 01-03-2001
Are you stable enough to work?
Tue, 08-28-2012 - 10:53am

And if so, how do manage?


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Registered: 04-07-2002
Tue, 08-28-2012 - 11:01am

It's hard, but I manage.  I have a job teaching ESL in the morning for a private company, and I do that at home over the phone.  In the afternoon, I teach music lessons in other people's homes.  One especially sticky thing I've come across lately is that I must get up between 3 and 4 in the morning to accommodate time differences (I am in Canada and my students are in Korea.)  This would not have been as much of an issue for me way back when, but I'm getting older, and that in combination with my bp meds can sometimes make the hours an insurmountable challenge.


Beth "Petrouchka"

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Registered: 09-01-2007
Mon, 09-10-2012 - 12:02pm
I am only mildly bipolar, but yes I work for a school. I do fine, I am on lots of medication though.
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Registered: 06-23-2009
Sun, 09-16-2012 - 12:53pm
Debbie wrote:

   I do not work. I am on disability, I don't get alot but its enough. I have tried working since my dianosis and since when I am an angry mean manic, I screamed in a customers  face, ending my adventures in the work force.Now I am a stay at home mom to 3 kids and content with that.


That's what counts, knowing your limitations.  I also tried working, but I ended up telling the manager how to run the Subway I worked at.  Not to mention she was 30 years younger than me and had only worked at Subway one year. 


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