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Empress83
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04 Sep 2016, 5:58 pm

Hi y'all.
I just joined today after finding out about this site via another forum. I'm not autistic. I'm schizoaffective but mostly bipolar. I just tell the few people who know that I'm bipolar. I don't know anybody else like me irl. I know several people who have experienced depression before. I guess this isn't something most people would share.

I'm a 32 year old single mom of a "normal" kid. I'm a massage therapist and Esthetician part time and am currently living with family. Hope to regain independence by the end of the year.

In the past (ages17-26) I lived as a "normal" person. I worked full time, went to school, had a relationship, dated, had a hand full of friends and my own place while raising a baby. At age 27 it all went up in smoke. From what I understand most people are diagnosed around 18. Not trying to feel sorry for myself but I wish I knew at 18. Technically I'm still not sure how this affects others really. I look forward to reading up on this site.

Thanks for reading,
Empress83



TheAP
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04 Sep 2016, 6:13 pm

Welcome! Hope you find commonalities with people here.



Empress83
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04 Sep 2016, 6:39 pm

Thank you! I do too!