Backpacking and Bipolar II. Taking Manic Depression on tour.
Greetings and well met, traveller of the online wasteland that is the blogosphere.
I am a twenty seven year old British man, working in Australia. The soundbite-sized version of my story is that whilst traveling Australia I have been diagnosed as having Bipolar II. My main reason for being in Australia is a manic impulse. I left my job and swore-off the nine to five existence. I decided to try and find a job anywhere in the world as a motorcycle tour guide. Coming here was the best decision I have ever made, even if I did make it whilst my judgement was impaired. My diagnosis has undoubtedly saved my life.
My primary reason for writing this blog is to explore my illness and treatment. Further to that however I would like to make contact with any other mentally ill bloggers to share and receive knowledge on treatments, medications and strategies for dealing with the darker aspects of our illnesses. I harbor a strong desire to help undiagnosed, mentally ill people come to their diagnosis in a relatively painless and forward-looking manner. If I can do for one person what my friend here has done for me – I will feel tremendous satisfaction.
If anything I write here is of any use, or if you believe you may be Bipolar and want to speak to someone in confidence and with anonymity – Please don’t hesitate to contact me. Likewise if you would like me to guest-write on your blog or website, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Yours in health(ish)
Dr.Heckle and Mr.Jibe