We talked today about 4 years ago when I started to see him. I used to get so angry at him because he would tell me that I could be fine, I could live normally. Nobody else had ever told me that. Dr. Brain wouldn't say it never would be ok, just that we had to find the right meds and we might have to wait for new ones to come along (at that time that would be accurate; the 2 meds that have saved me are both new). He wanted to know why I didn't believe him then. I told him that even the guru of bipolar disorder I had seen had told me that (at that time, and a lot of treatments came along in the next few years) that I could manage my illness but that I would always deal with it. Dr. Mind told me that he just figured back then that he didn't know that I could be ok, but didn't know I couldn't, so he just went with the I could and said he guessed well. he's pratically gleeful.
Want to know a secret? I'll tell him next week, but I realized something tonight. I've been thinking about it for a while, but now I'm sure: I have learned to trust Dr. Mind. Fully trust him, more than anyone on earth I trust him. These last months he earned it. And that's truly incredible.
Otherwise, will say more tomorrow or over the weekend. Work intense. I'll be on overtime by noon, and am working Saturday as well. I can handle it and need the $$$.