22. Poor discharge planning- a lot of the time, readmissions are caused by poor discharge planning. As an inpatient, I’ve seen A LOT of people back on the ward after a few days-week, and I was once readmitted two days after discharge. Reasons for this can be that people aren’t ready to be discharged in… Continue reading De-glamourising inpatient (Part V)
The other week, I glanced over my GPs shoulder at my notes on the screen. On the page, is a table of my height/weight over the years. The last weight recorded was some time in 2012. I am more than a little shocked when I see that since then, I’ve put on 24kg- or 3.5… Continue reading Psych meds and weight gain: +24kg
Admittedly, I stole this idea from a blog post I read ages ago. The other night I was reminded of a song I’d listened to during freshers, which reminded me of the blog post, which made me think it’d be something fun and a little different to do myself. So here we go: a soundtrack,… Continue reading Moody mixtape
Ok, February 2016 I wrote a post (here) about a consultation I had with a plastic surgeon to see if there was anything that could be done to help my scars. Well the other week I got a letter in the post from the Big Hospital in the Big City with an admission date and… Continue reading I have a surgery date!
Slowly but surely making my way through my list! Here’s Part IV, and parts I, II and III can be found HERE, HERE and HERE. 18. Adjusting to life post discharge- Particularly when I’m down, I can find the ‘bubble’ that hospital provides quite comforting, and I’ve met a LOT of people who felt the same- that… Continue reading De-glamourising inpatient (Part IV)
Been a while, but here’s Part III of the ‘De-glamourising inpatient’ series. Parts I, II and IV can be found here, here and here. 13. Alarms- anyone who’s been in hospital will know that alarms are a common feature of life on the ward- be it fire alarms, door alarms or rapid response alarms (when staff call… Continue reading De-glamourising inpatient (Part III)
It’s World Bipolar Day! SO, I thought I’d have a go at busting some bipolar myths. As always, shoutout to the lovely people that chipped in to help write this, y’all know who you are! “But your moods don’t change throughout the day/you don’t have mood swings”– this is probably one of the biggest misconceptions… Continue reading Myth-busting (World Bipolar Day 2017)