bipolar in a nutshell

I was misdiagnosed first with a flu in 2007. Then a few days later I spiraled out of control with a maniac episode. Up until that point I was hanging out late drinking lots of coffee and energy drinks.
When I had my episode I felt like everything I was doing was wrong. I threw away movies and books. I spent four days in a psychward and two in a behavioral health building.
It has been very traumatic and overwhelming since.