Back in action…
I have not been active on the blog recently because I’ve been in hospital since 28th August after suffering the first manic episode of my life. After extensive investigation and observation, it has been determined that I have bipolar affective disorder (and though it’s not a great thing to have, I like to think I’m in great company given that my idol Stephen Fry has BAD too). My hypersomnia is a component of a wider disease and, though I am now being treated for BAD (with olanzapine / Zyprexa for anyone who’s interested), my hypersomnia is still not controlled.
I have now been discharged from the hospital into Urgent Care (delivery of ambulatory care in a facility dedicated to the delivery of medical care outside of a hospital emergency department, usually on an unscheduled, walk-in basis. Urgent care centers are primarily used to treat patients who have an injury or illness that requires immediate care but is not serious enough to warrant a visit to an emergency department), who will monitor me until I can be released to the Community Mental Health Team and go back to my day job (I work in IT).
This is the reason that the blog and campaign have been so quiet for the past couple of weeks.
Now that I am at home and have access to the technology I need to work on it, I will be making more frequent updates. There are four questions in the queue from the ‘Ask Me’ page that I need to answer and I will do those before anything else.
So apologies for the silence and thank you for sticking with me.