Hi, I've been in a mental health quite a few times, and it's really not as scary as its made out to be. Some people in there are loud or may seem a bit frightening but they are usually only a harm to themselves. Nurses get onto any dramas very quickly. You will likely meet people who you get along with very well and may even make some friends. The food is usually pretty good and they do Occupational Therapy groups for things like cooking, art, relaxation etc. My first time I'll admit I was scared but now if I ever have to go there I know what to expect and settle in quickly. You may have different nurses each day but having someone new with a different perspective to talk to is great. I hope this helped x
Oops sorry I didn't read all the posts before me, hope my previous post can be of help to any people who come across this thread looking for info and glad to see you are doing much better x
Its so good to read an update from you! Strange as it may sound from a complete stranger, I do think of you from time to time. You sound like you're in a much better place now which is great. Hope things continue to improve xx
Thanks to everyone who has replied. It's nice to know people have thought of you actually!! I still really struggle a lot and am a bit daunted by moving on the weekend, starting all 5 kids in three different schools including buying uniforms at 7.30 Monday morning before heading to work by 9. Although I've been working 60 hour weeks for the last 4 years, im actually a bit daunted by starting this full time job as I've never had a job that I haven't been just able to bring the kids to. With the help of an au pair it should all be fine.
I've been physically sick also. They found a staph infection jn my womb and have just treated me with short oral anti biotic courses....so i get better then sick again, to the point I wake up in agony or can barely get off the couch some days. I really feel I should have been on iv for a week or so but the drs out here in the country are less than ideal
Oh no, boo to the infection! Wishing you a speedy recovery and best luck for the move! Hope it all goes smoothly for you
Thanks! We are starting to get into routine. Think we have finally found a nanny. We meet her tomorrow. Fingers crossed it works out so I can remain employed!
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