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24 October 2005 @ 05:19 pm
It's been a while since I have written in here, but I haven't been able to get online that much recently. Things went downhill in the last few weeks and I agreed to give things I try in an inpatient programme. Much regrett over that decision. The first week was awful, then it got a bit better. The surroundings are very psych hospital, which is an acquired taste. I'm part of a group that is allowed to leave outside of therapy sessions and of course I found the nearest internet café on my first trip into town. After that I found the nearest supermarket to buy diet coke for the caffeine. I don't get any, but as a caffeine addict I need my fix. Therapy wise there is nothing much going on, I see no need to talk to the psychologist (who has been ill for two weeks now without replacement) and the rest is things like creative workshops, walking and volleyball. Much to alarm (and after initial shock amusement) everyone is on the same drugs, no matter what's wrong with them. Seriously, everyone takes the same anti-psychotic, even those who are unipolar depressed.

It's just one of the things the conversations spin around, there isn't much to talk about and the days are pretty long, so lost/stolen cigarrettes, food, meds, knitting, card games and crossword puzzles are pretty much the best things going on. I have been continuing a bit on my fic, but I have been through several new meds while I have been at the hospital so far and my thinking hasn't always been quite stellar .But I have definetlty gathered up new frustration to take out on virtual characters ;)

The fact that I'm missing out on a lot of of TV bugs me, but can't be helped, at least I have something to look forward to when I get back home. End of the week, the doc said last Friday when I asked. I do hope so, because I have enough. Let's hope that the week passes quickly.
Current Mood: busybusy
Amberminttown1 on October 24th, 2005 12:32 pm (UTC)
It's a relief to hear from you, even if it's maybe not the best of circumstances. You've been in my thoughts a lot this fall, and you will be this week, too. I send my love.
Evidenceevidenceshows on October 24th, 2005 12:34 pm (UTC)
I wondered if you were okay. :hugs: I hope everything turns out all right, I'm sorry you are having to deal with this now.
gledster2000gledster2000 on October 24th, 2005 01:13 pm (UTC)
I was wondering where you were. An e-mail would've been on it's way sometime this week (probably on my day off on Wednesday).

Glad to hear you're sort of ok.
Illmanillman on October 25th, 2005 11:04 am (UTC)
It's been a while and I recall getting an email from you a while ago, but I don't think I ever wrote you back. It's been a bit chaotic in my life recently and the internet hasn't exactly been a priority, so I have been letting things like email and livejournal drag a bit in the last two months. I got your comment on my last lj entry and read up a bit on your lj posts of the last weeks this afternoon.

I read that you are applying for teaching jobs again. Is it that you want to go to teaching since it was your original career wish , or is or current job at the family services (that is what it was, right?), not developing into anything permanent? How is the work going? I got the impression that it wasn't too bad, but then I didn't have time to read everything you had written while I have been away from the net.
Melibabe: cloistermelibabe on October 24th, 2005 01:38 pm (UTC)
Sending some positive vibes and virtual snugs from across the pond. I hope things start to improve for you very soon!
nichbri: housenichbri on October 25th, 2005 06:38 am (UTC)

It's good to hear from you :hugs:

I'm all for taking out frustrations on virtual characters, it gives them life :)

I'm Jack Sparrow's jar of dirt. [Don't touch me!]: smileninnui on October 25th, 2005 11:01 am (UTC)
I'm very happy to hear/read from you :-D

Good thing that you are still writing. And knitting, and playing cards and doing crossword puzzles. It'll shorten the time until the end of the week ^^
Come home soon, and well.