#062 – Psychiatric Admission – Day 17

I’m losing patience with some of my fellow residents. Spending  so much time around other nuts can become exhausting I get along with a few people very well. I’ve been socialising with some of the rehab patients too. 

There’s on lady who drives me crazy. She has schizophrenia too but she insists on bothering the staff and other patients. Nothing she says makes sense and she talks about ten different topics in one sentence. Here thinking is all over the shop. She is a nice enough girl and I should go easier on her but I just don’t have the patience to deal with her. She went out to buy me smokes so she does come in handy… I’m such as user!

And then there is Karen. A 51 year old morbidly obese woman who needs a walking frame to get around. She has suffered heart attacks. She has diabetes, she smokes like a chimney, she eats multiple deserts, she has emphysema and shes an alcoholic. She frustrates me because she simply doesn’t care about her health what so ever. I don’t have respect for people who let themselves go. She won’t be around too much longer.

Sam is from rehab. He’s a real likeable character and gets along with everyone. He too has bought me smokes. I can talk to him for extended intervals which I can’t do with most people. He watched the footy with me last night (Bombers lost by one point) He’s just easy to talk to.

There are a lot of oldies in here at the moment. I enjoy the company of the elderly but this group keep to themselves and rarely leave their rooms. I prey to God I’m not in a psychiatric ward when I’m in my seventies or eighties. 

I’m only going to be in here for the next five days or so. It’s always hard saying goodbye to a handful of patients but the rest I couldn’t care less. I’ve done this too many times to know I keep in contact with almost nobody from my previous visits. There is Sarah who is one of my only friends. We met in rehab back in 2013. We dated and rented a house together but the relationship fell apart. We still talk regularly. She is the only person I keep in contact with.

Published by aperfecttool83

I'm a 37 year old who lives in Melbourne Australia. I have many interests but I want to base this blog on my mental health. I have schizophrenia, depression & anxiety. I have 15 years experience with psychiatrists and I have had close to 20 hospital admissions. I plan on writing about my delusions, voices, paranoia, depression and how to deal with them psychiatrists :) I really hope this blog can help someone. Please feel free to contact me and I promise to get back to you. Have a nice day!

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