So it’s Mental Health Awareness Week. I’ll start of the way a lot of these awareness posts tend to go- with a comparison. Three months ago I was a psychiatric inpatient, approaching the end of a fairly lengthy admission. Today, I stood in front of the Top Dogs of my health trust- chief execs, funding… Continue reading Surviving/Thriving: Why mental health funding is IMPORTANT
I’ve blogged before about getting treatment for my self harm scars, and the other day I had a procedure called fat grafting on them. So here’s a lil update on how that went, what it involves, and what happens next! Pre-op I didn’t know much about the procedure at all before I rocked up to… Continue reading Pre-op/Post-op: Treatment for self harm scars
January. I have been an inpatient again for a few weeks now. The day I am due to fly back to England for uni has come and gone. The student nurses have CPR training, and I have convinced myself that I’ll be allowed to go too, once I OK it with the nurse taking it… Continue reading Taking it slow
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!