I Have Found Nasal Zen

Being Bipolar is pretty exhausting.  And, annoying.  Having to check in with yourself several times a day to gauge those mysterious entities of mood, anxiety, etc gets really old.  There are some days, though, when physical illness trumps mental illness.  This probably sounds odd, but having a really bad cold, or toothache or some other mild physical ailment can actually bring me BP relief.  I’ll be honest, feeling crummy in a different way lets me put the whole Bipolar-thing on a back burner.  These last few days I’ve had a whopper of a cold.  Summer colds are the worst, too. Having to deal with my sinuses and the lethargy from the illness has put me in a zen-like place.  I’m too zoned out to even have a mood right now.  No, this isn’t the bedtime cold med talking (that wore off hours ago).  It’s a testament to living in the moment and how even some physical discomforts can have benefit in a really odd way.

I’m going to go back to the couch, sit down and enjoy the zen I’ve found through my painful sinuses.  Om.

I *so* get this!
I suffered my first bout of hemorrhoids (or as I affectionately call them The Herd of Chipmunks Gnawing their way Out). Nothing like butt pain (or miserable sinuses) to keep you in the Now.
Feel better soon!

I hope that you feel better. With me it’s usually allergies in the Summer, but I get what you mean. The little things are often more difficult for me to deal with than the big. 🙁 I don’t know if I would call it so much “relief” as perhaps a distraction. But whatever gets you through the days. . .

I wasn’t thinking along those lines until I read your comment, but you’re right. Maybe the cold has something to do with the present angst. I thought it was probably all due to backing off one of the meds since i was feeling good. BTW, can you take cold medicine when you’re sick or does that throw you into a state?


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