As many of you know, (from a previous post “More About Me”) I suffer from mental illness. There’s a list there in case you don’t remember lol.
Recently, I’ve been having a hard time with depression & repetitive suicidal (visions) thoughts when closing my eyes to go to sleep at night. 2 nights ago, I had had enough. I packed my purse, my meds & a few changes of clothes,?I decided to go to the ER to be put on suicide watch. Instead, I spent 4+ hrs (because I got there around 4-4:15am) in the waiting room fighting to stay awake. I’m sure I looked awfully cute at one point. (I had ditched my flip flops for slippers & was wrapped up in a throw blanket I had with me – feet propped on another chair & all 😉).
At 8:10am I was called in to see the mental health intake nurse. She asked me a bunch of questions and then conferred with the pdoc (psychiatrist) on call. Finally after what seemed like FOREVER (& obviously I know it wasn’t) he suggested the local Crisis Center (the one and the same that I was in earlier this (January) before being admitted to the psych as an in-patient in February until March).
The pdoc suggested and then wrote a scrip (Rx) for a mood stabilizer & is writing to my pdoc to have my July 20th apt moved to MUCH SOONER! I also have to follow up with my pdoc on Thursday this week when he gets back. So for the next few days (3-5), I’m on my new meds and staying at the Crisis Center.
The Center is just an unassuming house down a cull de sac road. The workers are friendly & they provide food for breakfast and lunch & then make us a nice supper everyday.
I am allowed visitors & allowed (during designated times) & also I can go out (for 2 hrs a day). Today (day 2), I have a friend coming to visit (she’s bringing real coffee) with her 3 yr old boy for a bit. So that folks…is what’s new in my life right now.
What are you up to?