All is well within my soul

Dear Readers,

I never really had a “strategic mission” for my blog. When I started writing six years ago I called my blog “Shedding Light on Mental Illness.” Along the way I changed the title to “Shedding Light on Mental Health,” because I wanted to broaden the topics I wrote about.

As it turns out, the most appreciated blogs are the ones in which I share personal experience. When I get real with what is sometimes “ugly” about living with a mental illness.

I did not realize so many people were actually reading my blog until after I posted how horrible I was feeling. Surprisingly many people reached out and called, emailed and texted. And I can say that really made me feel good. It helped lift my mood.

What I learned from my recent experience with taking prednisone for bronchitis and having bipolar disorder is that it can trigger an episode. And I knew it, but I doubted what I knew.

So, I had an evening of rapid cycling bipolar disorder. What does that mean? Think of it this way…one minute your mind races so fast you think you can save the world and the next minute you want to die. It’s a horrible experience.

But I have excellent insight into my illness and have PRN meds that I can take in an emergency. In less than 24 hours the episode was over.

Moving forward with blogging is going to be about keeping it real. I’m not going to paint an unrealistic rosey picture as if I never struggle. I’m going to be honest. Because I believe that’s when I can help the most people.

I’m back on my feet, though still weak from being sick. Hoping for a good long sleep.

Thanks to all those who reached out. Rest assured I have rebounded. All is well within my soul.

Humble gratefulness for my prayers being answered.

Hope never fails!

Amy Gamble

10 thoughts on “All is well within my soul

  1. I’m glad your feeling better. Your in my thoughts and prayers. As always, thank you for sharing your journey to help others. You do make the world a better place.

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    1. Hi There my Friend…its been a while. I just found your comment in my spam box. I hope life is treating you well. I wanted to say hello and thank for your comment. I’m looking forward to getting back to more writing. 🙂 Stay well!

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  2. Amy I never knew the prednisone could trigger an episode in bipolar I’m glad You realize that this was a trigger i’m glad you have insight into your illness to where you were able to take care of the trigger glad to hear you’re feeling a lot better you’re in my prayers and keep on keeping on Terry


  3. This nearly brought me to tears of joy. This will be the second time I’ve quoted Glennon Doyle today, but I want to share with you a quote that has stuck with me: “When you write your truth, it is a love offering to the world because it helps us (those of us in the world) feel braver and less alone.” Parentheses mine.

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