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sunflower

sunflower

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I know I've posted loads on here lately about my situation and my state of mind, so won't go into that too much now. Just want to give a quick update. Probably will forget half the stuff I want to say (should have written before when not so tired). May add more tomoz.......

1. Have moved rooms in project. Exhausting moving my stuff and getting my new room how I want it. Brighter room though. Bigger window. At front of house. Don't know if it's cos I'm so knackered or because it's quieter on opposite landing, but have been getting to sleep before midnight which is good.

2. Someone I talked about previously has been given 1 week's notice. Kind of a relief, though he has apologised and I bear no hard feelings. Just think things may settle down a bit more generally now.

3. My sister is visiting from Kent for a few days. Spent time with her, and also visiting parents.

4. Saw my care co-ord yesterday and went over my care plan. Is hard seeing things written down, but know it's in my best interest so that people can help me most appropriately when I need it and just clarifies things and I don't need to repeat myself.

5. My care co-ord told me that another '1 week a month for 6 months' elective home treatment/hospital has been agreed for me, so is a relief having that as an option for me. I didn't use it to it's capacity over the past 6 months. Maybe I should have, but that doesn't matter now. I talked with my care co-ord, told her the various things I'm struggling with, and that I'm about to wreck things as far as the children are concerned because I can't bear not seeing them any longer, and that would be disastrous. And basically, I let myself ask for more support in the form of using one of my elective week's with Home Treatment. I'm trying to give myself a break mentally. To give myself permission to say, cmon sunflower, you don't need to put yourself through this any more. Let them help you. It is appropriate and it is ok. Give yourself a bit of a break.

6. Home Treatment came this evening and we had a good talk about what was going on for me, and what I would like help with. My care co-ord had done a comprehensive referral. It was a lady I know well who came. She's lovely, and I feel at ease with her. She gets me. They're going to try and find out what's happening with regard to social services and access to children, find out about the kids visiting dad before he dies, help me to access medical help as my self harm is more serious and needs attention as my arm painful and restricted movement (but hospital hasn't always been a helpful experience which has put me off going), help me address my buildup of painkillers which I have on prescription, emotional support, maybe going out for a bit of problem-free time. Alot of things really. I am not forced to address self harm and painkillers; but they can help if I'd like them to, and I really need to and would, so I am. They ask of me that I call them when I need to, that I pick up the phone and use them, as that's what they're there for. That if I'm in distress and need their support between visits, I let them know, instead of acting on it.

Haha. This was supposed to be a brief update. Oh well. Sorry :redface:
 
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Hi I'm glad that things are beging to move forward for you and people are listening to you and u have someone you can talk to and connect with
 
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Hi I'm glad that things are beging to move forward for you and people are listening to you and u have someone you can talk to and connect with
Thank you hun. xxxx
 
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