If your loved one has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, you may be in shock and may not know what to say. It’s important to choose your words carefully, because what you communicate can either support your loved one and encourage them to seek treatment or make them feel even worse about themselves and their diagnosis, discouraging them from getting the help they need.
Once out of the shower, I could clearly see that my left leg was swollen and purple. I decided that those two factors along with the pain were reason enough to go to the ER. I drove myself to the ER around 2 p.m.