Allow Me to Introduce Myself

Allow me to introduce myself, my name is Sarah and I’m twenty-seven. As you’ve seen in my bio, I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder when I was twenty-two, but I had been struggling with it since I was twenty.

Before I got married, I was seeing a doctor that had misdiagnosed me. We trusted him at the time because he had correctly diagnosed me with my Asperger’s Syndrome. Sadly, he didn’t know that I had bipolar disorder. To be fair, bipolar disorder is often misdiagnosed. I’m sure a lot of us can relate to that. That doesn’t make the journey any less painful, though.

When I was twenty and twenty-one, I was in a very painful relationship. We brought out the absolute worst in each other. My disorder was really acting up because not only was I on the wrong medication, but I was staying in a relationship with someone all because I was afraid of being alone. It was a very dark time and I’m very sorry for what I put us both through.

I wasn’t correctly diagnosed until I was twenty-two and newly married to my wonderful husband, Sean. We were in marriage therapy and the therapist suggested that I might have bipolar disorder. Honestly, it made perfect sense to me. I wish that I could say that it was all uphill from there, though, but it wasn’t. I went to the hospital twice that year after that. I also started gaining weight and a close friend died, all in one year.

I’m happy to say that even though I went through a rough, rough, year, I continued taking my medication and going to therapy. Both Sean and my Mom stood by me. I had people to talk to and to be honest, my faith even deepened. When I told my friends about my disorder, they were supportive. It was a wonderful feeling.

Over the past five years, there haven’t been any mood swings and my weight is under control. Overall, I have found the positivity in my pain; my faith in God has increased, my marriage has gotten stronger, my Mom and I have grown closer, and I’ve even gotten more creative.

I hope that over time, this blog and the stories that I’ll end up sharing will bring you hope and maybe even some peace. I know that it sounds like I had a pretty smooth ride, but as we get to know each other more I’ll share with you my personal struggles and triumph. I promise you that there is a light at the end of the tunnel. I want nothing more than to show you that.

I know from personal experience that God never promised us an easy ride, but to help us through the hard times. I hope and pray that I can get you through some rough patches as well.


See you soon!  

Translate »

Connect with us!

Subscribe to our My Support Newsletter and receive messages of hope and management tips through our blogs and webinars, research updates, also learn about upcoming events, and more!

You have Successfully Subscribed!