As I said, I was just released after over two weeks and I've seen new friends being discharged before me. I am hoping that my new Psych pals will see this and decide to call or email me. I gave them my cell phone number and information and encouragement to utiliyze this wonderful forum. I just forgot to get their contact numbers and I really want to chat with them again.
ANYONE FROM THE FAIRFAX PSYCH UNIT, PLEASE EITHER CALL ME OR EMAIL ME!
To everyone else, I would love to hear how you or your loved ones managed to survive the first week or two after being discharged from intensive inpatient therapy. I am not afraid to admit that I'm scared. Although it was not totally safe inside the hospital, its totally not safe outside the hospital. I'd stay inside if it wasn't for my wonderful and supportive wife. However, even she has her limits and prefers I speak with my new friends or chat/post on this website.
I hurt her so bad when I went to the ER [as per my instructions from my Psychiatrist] and was admitted. It got worst when a supposed 3-5 day stay turned into 16 days after showing my scars and giving demonstrations to student nurses! Yeah, not my best day, nor my proudest moment. Ha, it got me time in the quiet room and I liked it so much I ended up moving there for the remaining 3+ days.
Anyways, I'm looking forward to replies and reconnecting with my Psych. buddies. I'm glad to be back posting on this site where I can find help, advice and friends and where I can also help others.