Episode #4 – ali – A Faithful God podcast
In episode #4 of A Faithful God Podcast, Tammy sits down with Ali from Chronic Illness Warrior Life to share how she’s living with a bipolar diagnosis.
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Living with a bipolar diagnosis
In today’s episode, Ali shares her journey of being diagnosed with bipolar disorder.
She explains how she was hospitalized after her first manic episode and that her first memory was waking up in the hospital 10 days later.
Ali shares what it was like as she and her family navigated this new chronic illness.
You’re going to love my conversation with Ali today. What drew me to her was throughout her story, she continues to point to God and has trusted that He’s had a plan for her all along.
Ali explains mania to us and why so often, patients with bipolar stop taking their meds, and how difficult it is for them.
She gives us crucial information on how to look for signs of mania and bipolar episodes and what patients can do to help remain stable and prevent another episode from occurring.
Ali also gives friends and family members of bipolar patients valuable information on how we can walk beside them and provide the support they need.
Favorite quotes from the podcast
“I remember thinking, “Okay Lord, this is just one more thing you want me to add to my platform and talk about and raise awareness for.”
“My first thought wasn’t to be ashamed.”
“I really do believe there’s a treasure on the other side of every trial.”
“I remember one of my first thoughts after waking up in the hospital was thank you Lord, for giving me my four kids.”
“I think God had this in store, not just in ways that He thinks I may help people, but in helping me get through life.”
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