Like Cancer

What is cancer?
It's bipolar stripping away the dignity of its victim.
Its treatment is a huge loss of vanity in exchange for a little gain of sanity.
Weight gain, rashes, tremors like the palsy of an 80 yr old, constipation - diarrhea, hair loss, brittle nails, thinning skin, cognitive impairment...
It's bondage because like cancer without the meds you can't survive.
Like cancer, there are days that even medication can't stop the crippling pain caused by the disease.
Like cancer even bipolar can lead a person to breathe her final breath.

By: Diane McDaniel.