#075 – Discharged!!!

I was finally discharged from hospital yesterday. My time was up. I’d had enough. I saw Gem (psychiatrist) before I left to get my scripts and to catch up before I left for home. As it stands I am taking Clozapine, Lexapro, Invega Trinza, Somac, Atenalol and Nitrazepam. I had to fight for the Nitrazepam (Blog #041) as it’s a benzo and is addictive and Gem knows I have an addictive personality. He wrote me up for 6 pills a week after some negotiation. This is better than nothing. As far as the other med’s go, my antidepressant was increased, as was my Clozapine (Blog #009).

It feels great to be home. I’m feeling better than I can ever remember! A lot of this comes down to my sobriety. It’s been close to a month off the grog and I can’t see myself getting back on it. There is a wedding in a few days that I have backed out of. As good as I am doing I’m not up to attending something this big. Knowing my extended family there will be a lot of alcohol involved and I’m not up to socialising with drunks when I’m battling the drink. I’m finding it hard to be around people and this will be a big wedding so that’s enough to count me out. I’m sure the family understands. They know my history.

As for my current living environment – I’m content with where things are at. As mentioned in previous posts, I am living with my folks at the moment. Not ideal for a 37 year old but things could and have been much worse. My parents are fantastic (Blog #46) and put up with a lot. No matter how bad I stuff up they are always there for me. While I was in hospital they cleaned out my room. All of the empty beer bottles were removed, all my cloths washed and sorted, brand new bedding and furniture. It feels like a fresh start.

This blog was initially created as a record of my hospital stay but it has turned into something more than that. I will continue to document my mental health and sobriety but will sometimes touch on different topics. I’m sure for the reader it must become tedious reading on the mental health side of things. We’ll see where it goes!

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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