Leaving this link got me banned from a Facebook site…what gives?????

 

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The site was “I went to Rancho Santa Fe elementary school” (North San Diego County, just east of Del Mar.

The Admin reminder was ‘we want to be nostalgic, swap stories and keep things light.’

Most of the time, I did exactly that. I told some whoppers about listening to Dr. Demento, throwing oranges at cars and seeing Rocky Horror Show when it opened in London’s “West End,” their “Broadway.” Our teacher was scandalized but we were in the same row all the way across the theatre and there was no way she could get us out of there when Tim Curry started doin’ the can can “I’m a sweet Transvestite From Transylvania….uh huh”

The attention I got as a story teller and a published writer made people angry.

On my final visit (under someone else’s name) I asked,

“So when my book about growing up in the Ranch is released you don’t want to know about it?

Anyway, here’s what got me banned. maybe somebody felt guilty

 

http://www.bphope.com/blog/bipolar-strong-slow-learner-with-racing-thoughts/

7 Superfoods to turn you into a fat burning machine!

outofthewaterGotcha!!!!

There’s no ‘7 Foods, nor would I put a list (listicle) article on my blog! Gotcha!!! If you want a list, click these links about list articles- why I HATE & FEAR their growing dominance.

https://www.facebook.com/bpMagazine/posts/1370951026263754

http://www.bphope.com/blog/bipolar-strong-list-o-mania-shocker/

Before Seroquel I was ten pounds lighter than this. I am an exercise nut. Love it. Swimming is just one of my ‘things.’ Then I was put on Clozaril because it’s super sedating and I have tardive. Between it and the Xenazine Caring Voices Coalition (a charity for rare diseases) helps me get, and a benzo, I’m pretty good but struggle with weight.  In studies, Clozaril is twice as likely to result in weight gain, hunger, hyperinsulinism, metabolic syndrome and finally, type 2 diabetes, even weight independent diabetes.

I’m scared.

Thanks to Opinionated Man and his support and encouragement

Chickencoop

Sometimes the truth hurts. And I was what Jason calls a Lazyass blogger. I think his articles are hilarious. I’ve actually printed and saved them all. He’s given my coverage on Prince and the last minute mission to save his life some reblogs so you can know that something is going on. There’s a drug with indications for pain that they are with holding from us. Making our decisions for us. But I didn’t write this to rant and rave I just wanted to thank Jason for the reblogs and let you know I’m on this story. Tomorrow my story about metabolism comes out and you can find it there as well as here.

Allison Strong

My Op-Ed “War on Drug Companies” Pub’d by S. Florida Sun Sentinel

My opinion is an inflammatory one, getting backlash.

This is the first time I have written about a topic other than bipolar disorder, my goal. It’s also the first time having  an ‘Op-Ed,’  (Opinion-Editorial) published in a big local daily. (Branching out before my books).

Normally I write for bphope.com (digital wing of “Bipolar Magazine,” “NewLifeOutlook,” and IBPF which is “International Bipolar Disorder Foundation.”

SunSentinel

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/opinion/commentary/fl-viewpoint-pharma-20160419-story.html

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There’s another side to me…art therapy w/jewelry and cooking and more

pompano

 

If you have been following this blog for a while you might think I’m married to a life of battle against the ‘powers that be.’ Back when I was on Tumblr I posted a lot about my lighter side, jewelry making, pilates, and gourmet cooking, one of my passions. We have this store in town called Penn Dutch. They have the best, most highly trafficked (this makes for fresher fish because it’s always being replaced by new hauls) fish counter I’ve ever seen. Yesterday they had 9 Oz LobsterTails from South America, not Australia. They carry a Brazilian fish called Branzino that I’ve never heard of.

Yesterday I bought a fish native to here, South Florida, called Pompano. (pictured) it’s only 6.99 a pound, you purchase the whole fish and get two 6oz filets out of it. They filet it for you. What I do is buy coconut milk, fresh mint, and chili paste. I add more splenda to the mixture and heat it up. Then I put dissolved cornstarch in it and pour it over the fish and put it in the oven. I make steamed vegetables and rice, and the extra coconut milk sauce goes good over both. Mike my husband really likes this.

I had to stand at a fish counter with a number tag in my hand for 1/2 hour as this store is crowded. But that’s what makes the fish counter so fresh. Nothing sits there very long.

 

American Crime Story: People Vs OJ

 

 

I could not believe how good this show is. Sarah Paulson from uberproducer’s other shows, “American Horror,” as Jessica Lange’s daughter in the witch coven…for example, she makes a terrific Marsha Clark; so driven, so aggressive and so WHITE, she lost the case for them. For all of her bluster, her constantly changing hair styles and wardrobe showed us how deeply she cared about our opinion of her. And I’ve learned over the years that isn’t a real good thing to do. But I’d set this up to record…it makes great entertainment and shows how this spectable of ‘if it doesn’t fit, acquit’ put the Kardashian kids, their mother Chris Jenner and the deeply the late Mr Kardashian, a confidante of ‘the juice’ cared for his troubled friend accussed of double homicide…in tony Brentwood, no less!cubagooding

I hit The Cooking Recipe Jackpot in Diabetic Living

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The Word ‘Diabetes’ is even worse than ‘Tardive Dyskinesia.” It’s clinical, cold and calculating. It’ll getcha! However, because of my atypical antipsychotic ( twice as sedating and weight gaining than the others in its’ class), I have elevated blood sugar levels and was worried for a while because the docs wouldn’t tell me exactly what they were. So I thought it was worse than it is.

I’ve been studying and changing things in my life. I’m using self as study subject, which is problematic in and of itself.

For a long while I cooked to relieve stress. Then I ran out of enthusiasm for the 1000 or so recipes I’d clipped out of the newspapers over the years and stopped. Actually, I’d rather write than cook but that probably is all of us.

I was reading ‘Diabetic Living’ and learned a ton of stuff. First, there are more diabetes drugs than I can count on four hands. So those magazines are not ever going to be an endangered species. The one I got ahold of have at least six colorful, imaginative but not too complicated recipes and as I worked out, I ripped the pages out and stuck ’em in my Walkman.

I was glad I’d read the magazine. I totally hit the jackpot for simple, sumptuous recipes that day. Now all I have to do is clip them smaller and tape them to index cards and make two copies of each to account for spills, wear and tear, not to mention misplacement.

There’s another side to me…art therapy w/jewelry and cooking and more

pompano

 

If you have been following this blog for a while you might think I’m married to a life of battle against the ‘powers that be.’ Back when I was on Tumblr I posted a lot about my lighter side, jewelry making, pilates, and gourmet cooking, one of my passions. We have this store in town called Penn Dutch. They have the best, most highly trafficked (this makes for fresher fish because it’s always being replaced by new hauls) fish counter I’ve ever seen. Yesterday they had 9 Oz LobsterTails from South America, not Australia. They carry a Brazilian fish called Branzino that I’ve never heard of.

Yesterday I bought a fish native to here, South Florida, called Pompano. (pictured) it’s only 6.99 a pound, you purchase the whole fish and get two 6oz filets out of it. They filet it for you. What I do is buy coconut milk, fresh mint, and chili paste. I add more splenda to the mixture and heat it up. Then I put dissolved cornstarch in it and pour it over the fish and put it in the oven. I make steamed vegetables and rice, and the extra coconut milk sauce goes good over both. Mike my husband really likes this.

I had to stand at a fish counter with a number tag in my hand for 1/2 hour as this store is crowded. But that’s what makes the fish counter so fresh. Nothing sits there very long.

 

a farsighted, generous donor 2 psych research

I hate to be morbid again but I read an incredible tale of someone furthering our cause. I say he was farsighted because in 1988, his son, a college junior at the time, was successfully treated for bipolar disorder with lithium, graduated college and had a career.

His father had watched him unravel when the New York City police found him naked, raving, and penniless in the streets. How could someone decompensate that fast?

The father’s name was Ted Stanley, who had made a fortune in tchotchkes in the 70’s. He died in Early December.

Over the course of his life, he donated more than 800 million dollars to psychiatric research, mostly to the Broad  Institute, an innovative biomedical research center in Cambridge Massachusetts.

For all we know, Stanley’s son Jonathan, may have gone through ups and downs like we do and possibly side effect fallout. It’s possible.

I’m just wondering, since his son was supposedly stabilized, what led him to want to advance our cause and fund it into the ‘modern molecular and genetic age’ as quoted by the founding director of the institute.

By now many of you know genetic testing is ‘standard of care’ at Mayo Clinics worldwide, no matter what health condition you have. If you walk in their doors and are treated, you’ll be tested for which drug, in any given class, is most compatible with your genetics and metabolism.

This heralds a new era for more precise medication and less ‘waiting and seeing’ if and when our psych meds are going to kick in.

As of now it’s estimated if a psych patient gets a first prescription for a psych med, they have a 33 1/3 chance of it being a home run.

I’ve been lucky in this regard although I have more ‘med fatigue’ than most. My antidepressants, since the Prozac that worked for a decade, usually stop working after a year and a half.

The great thing is medicine is always evolving and looking to improve. There’s too much money involved for it NOT to be.

His son, Jonathan is proud of his father’s legacy and said “My Dad got it Right,” according to the Times’ report.

“Heaven Knows I’m Miserable now.” (Morrissey and The Smiths)

The inspiration for the Song “heaven Knows I’m miserable Now” by the Smiths died last week. As a bipolar Moper and former alternative radio disc jockey and music person, The Smiths, and their frank display of depression and even hopeless suicidality gave me hope that you could express your sadness to the page and not have it eat you up inside.

About the Late Vivian Nicholson, she and her husband won the british equiv of lottery, full payout of 4.5 million. Within two years she was widowed and married to another rich guy. Notorious for being notorious…where have we been seeing a lot of that lately??? KKK? Anyway, she was tabloid, she was the subject of a West End Musical and her motto was spend, spend spend  I just hope she had a damn fine time. Because she died destitute.

between the spending, all the marriages, affairs, alcoholism (was mentioned in the obituary) for all I know, she might have had bipolar 1 or Bipolar 2, which often goes undetected.