Whenever the rainbow appears in the clouds, I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and all living creatures of every kind on the earth." Genesis 9:13

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Promises, promises

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, masterofirony@att.net . 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.


Julia said...

I hope your admission and expectations on the physical things is what you expect. I would think that the transition into care going smoothly would be a great plus.

Am thinking of you. Take my numbers with you and if you need anything, please let me know.

I just want you to know how much admire you. I hope that by knowing you will help me help my son. You are one of the bravest people I know.

Jen said...

I'm at a bit of a loss as to what to write; I'm afraid I have no idea what's appropriate. I'm not sure Miss Manners covered this circumstance. 'Good luck' just doesn't seem quite right.

In any case, I hope that things go as smoothly as possible and that it's less difficult than you imagined. Or at least it's not as awful as you'd feared. Know that people are thinking of you and wishing you well from afar.