How do you feel?

How do you feel?

Several years ago I lived with a roommate who had this poster on her refrigerator, along with a little square magnet to put over how you were feeling that day. It came to mind today as I was thinking how quickly my moods change lately. As someone with bipolar disorder I am used to rapidly changing moods, however (LUCKILY!) these are much less severe than what I experience when I am not on medication.

But I do feel like I need one of these posters to carry around with me to illustrate how I am feeling…since it changes every few minutes. People ask “how are you?” (Gee I just love that question!) and I never know what to say. So I think I’ll just carry one of these posters around and point…”right this minute? THIS one.” (Maybe along with a “rate your pain on a scale of 1-10” chart, that way we can cover emotional and physical pain in less than 30 seconds and I don’t have to say anything!)

*I am not trying to say that I don’t appreciate peoples concern, I do! And please, ask away if you really want to know how I feel…but prepared for the truth if you ask. Ain’t nobody got time for sugar-coatin’ stuff.

Today’s emotions? Anger. Sadness. Guilt. (Pretty much the usual culprits)

8 Comments

February 3, 2014 · 4:42 pm

8 responses to “How do you feel?

  1. I have that as a magnet, love the damn goofy thing. People have been known to check that before discussing life with me, my.kids put it on the front door on really bad days.

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  2. Pingback: What to do when nothing helps…? | Chronically Me

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