The last few days have been going wonderful. The wife and I had a long conversation last night about our actions and what needs to happen to ensure that we don’t end up in similar situations in the future. It was probably the first conversation that we actually had that was productive and interactive. I tend to clam up and hide in my shell and very rarely will I communicate. So for me to actively participate was a huge step for both of us.

Lately I have been spending a lot of time at my local coffee house doing homework and just hanging out. I like the serenity that it offers me. I just wish that I would spend more time blogging and what’s going on in my head.

One thing that is weighing heavily on my mind is my prescription Abilify. I have noticed that over the past several months I have put on weight and can’t explain it. I exercise and eat a healthy diet. It is something that I want to talk to my doctor about but don’t see him for another 4 weeks. So I resorted to asking Dr. Google and besides saying that I’m dying (LOL), Abilify does have a side effect of weight gain. I’m curious to know if anyone else has had the same effect or thoughts.

On a plus side, today I have a lot going on. Have my therapist appointment, AA meeting, and group meeting for depression and bipolar. I’m actually looking forward to the group meeting as I haven’t been in a bout 3-4 weeks. Also, this Sunday will mark my 60 days sober and the wife plans on attending AA meeting with me to celebrate. I’m going to hold onto this high for as long as I can.

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