Hi Serafina, I hope to be going home in about two weeks. I am going to make an attempt to stay the night tonight and just being home will make me feel better probably. I see the psychiatrist in two weeks and cannot make it sooner since I can't drive and my dad is on chemo and can't make it to take me until then which is okay. I can call my therapist and will do that today. I just don't seem to care about anything and everything seems so superficial to me. I guess I have just been through too much too soon. I had a hernia operation for one hernia, they found three. They ripped apart and then my intestines got tangled up in the mesh and I had small bowel obstructions and had my adhesions removed from last year when I had my colon removed and he took out all of my intestines and had to unkink them and put them back. I am sure I may have said this earlier but I don't think so. Then 2 weeks later is when this happened with my ruptured ovarian cyst going into my abdomen instead of the other way. So, it has been a long recovery and will be long just due to the intestinal stuff. Well, thanks for all of your support you have no idea how much it has helped just being able to talk with someone. Denise
Wow, you certainly do have a lot on your plate right now. Stress alone can wreak so much havoc and you are dealing with so many stressful issues in your life right now.
I totally agree with serafena. Please keep in close contact with your therapist so he/she can help keep you afloat through all of this.
I don't know how I would have got through so many issues in my life if it weren't for me seeing my therapist on a consistent basis.
i empathise with you. i've4 been through two back surgeries and 15 yrs of debilitating chronic pain. just a thought based on my hospitalization experiences. after my first surgery i was hospitalized for about a month. i discovered that they were feeding me lots of morphine and other pain meds but zero psych meds. my wife confirmed my findings (i was so out of it from pain and narcotics i couldn't even tell anybody my name). the dr responsible for my rehab said that with the pain meds i didn't need any psych meds! i blew what was left of my stack and my wife went ballistic. she called my pdoc who laid down the law to the rehab doc. after that i began receiving most of my other meds some of the time. that's one reason that i'm glad to be out of texas and in alabamma: there is absolutely no chance of my going back to that "fracking" (for battlestar galactica fans) hospital, lol
hope your problems are not caused by this insanity, but it something to check on. remember, a person in the hospital for anything but having blood taken MUST have an advocate. if you don't have one and you don't feel comfortable with the people in you new location, use your minister. they LOVE "helping" and being "advocated." i'd pit a rabbi against any priest or protestant minister any day of the week (except saterday, which is our sabbath). if you don't have a minister, find one - everybody needs someone to disagree with!
hospitals and hospital staffs all mean well (i can only guess). they are underpai8d, under appreciated, understaffed, and often have more problems than we do. having an advocate just makes you the squeaky wheel so that you can get your psych meds if you are not currently doing so.
hope this helps.