One of the things that I've discovered while waiting for this hospitalization is that very few people seem to be very open about psychiatric hospitalization. Even the little I've found hasn't answered some of my big questions.
As I've said, I plan to email in a few posts. I don't plan for these to say much though, probably just "doing ok, new med makes me dizzy, they don't have soup here" type of things. But when I am back and well enough I will write about this, as much as I can, so that it is out there. I will write suggested things to pack, because I can't even really find that. What I experience won't be the absolutely typical unit because it is a small and specialized one, but it is a locked unit and the same restrictions will apply. Besides, as units like this become more popular, more of my bipolar/serious depression readers will be on units like this.
I also said I'd repost this before admission. So, here it is:
So, here's where I ask for help from you. During the time I'm in the hospital I'll have access to email. I hope to post from my blog via email, at least a few sentences from time to time. I will be sending my comments and of course usual blog related email to my blog email, firstname.lastname@example.org . Julia has agreed to check that account for me, make sure things are appropriate for the hospitalized for severe depression recipient, and will forward them to me on my "real" address. I would love to hear from you. Anonymous comments are fine. Just anything to help me remember I'm not as alone as I'm likely to feel. Even a simple "hi" will be much appreciated.Thank you, and thank you simply for reading all of this.