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58 year old, looking to chat with other bi-polars

I am an oil painter and my profession is social work. I just moved home to where y extended family lives. I have been in Oregon for 35 years. I was hospitalized 8 years ago for five days. This is when I was diagnosed as bi polar, when I was 50 friggin years old. Not sure the diagnosis is right. But I have had quite a life. I have two Chihuahua's and one cat. Currently I just want to chat, because I need support and I want to learn from other's experiences with bi polar O.K.?
I am 5'3" and I am thin. Maybe 120lbs. I don't eat much, cuz I don't cook, cuz it is only me. I am making spaghetti tonite tho. I have some new years resolutions. I once had the same job for 23 years, but since I left it I have struggled in my change of populations served. I used to work with children but it is stressful. So now I work with senior's. I am collecting unemployment and now don't have insurance so I am a bit scared for when I run out of meds...in 7 weeks. The thought of getting hospitalized freaks me out. I have never been suicidal but I do say negative things to myself and I worry too much. Hopefully I can find others who can relate to this post.

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