#072 – The End Is Near!

It’s confirmed! I will be getting discharged from the hospital tomorrow afternoon. I made the decision last night so I told the nurses to let Gem (psychiatrist) know my intentions to leave. He came in to see me after lunch and was completely happy to let me go. I knew he would be fine but I thought he might have suggested I stay another few nights. Three weeks is usually the length of my patience. Small things start bothering me like staff and patients, what’s in the sandwiches, the colour of someones socks etc. I start getting bothered by everything. I couldn’t imagine what it would be like to be a non-voluntary patient where home isn’t an option until the powers that be deem you safe to leave.

I’m looking forward to getting home to do the small things I miss. Keeping my own hours, managing my own medications, smoking after 10pm, seeing my dog and hopefully get into some art.

As I’m typing this I am in the lounge watching a movie (Bridesmaid) with other people! I wouldn’t have been able to do this at the start of my stay so there has been some progress. I just hope I don’t fall back into hibernation mode when I return home. There used to be some anxiety when it came to leaving the hospital but I’m totally comfortable. I’ve done this enough times to know what to expect.

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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