Check in with the weekend team

well someone just called me from the weekend mental health team. a nurse called aileen. she was nice enough i suppose. she asked me how i was doing, whether i had suicidal thoughts. i told her they are coming and going. but right now i dont. i told her i was going to the workshop on stress management. she congratulated me on doing something proactive to deal with things. we talked about sleep. i didnt sleep very well last night. i went to bed early at around 10 pm but was up again at 4 AM. couldnt get back to sleep so went online and then finally got up and showered at like 7 AM. i didnt take any meds for sleep last night, i could have taken a haldol or a fenorgan but i didnt. i was afraid of having a hang over effect this morning when I needed to be up early and out the door to be at the workshop for 11 AM. she said she’d note in my chart that I was having bad sleep. She’s going to call me again tomorrow afternoon. I was glad I had someone who I could check in with. Having the check ins really does help a lot.

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Author: manyofus1980

I am a woman in my mid 30's. I'm blind and I have dissociative identity disorder, I also have complex PTSD. I blog about my life with these disorders. I live in Ireland.

15 thoughts on “Check in with the weekend team”

      1. My neighbour is in a disability bungalow, with bipolar and multiple personality disorder… the time schedule have had to help her and there is no one around from her team to help… x

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      2. I know. She really needs 24 hours gated community accommodation. Both her and her husband have similar issues. In fact they were promised a place in the summer, then told there wasn’t space at the last minute… we all try to help out in times of trouble though. Our road tends to pull together… but it shouldn’t just be down to us…
        It’s hard as when she has ‘epusodes’ she can be found running down the road (thankfully we’re a cul de sac) often shouting, or knocking on our doorstep manically. It scared our children but you can’t turn your back can you? What kind of people would that make us?

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  1. I’m glad you’re having a good weekend and glad the stress management workshop went fine. I know what you mean about exercise motivation. You’re not alone in that. I think more people have that problem than don’t, otherwise we wouldn’t have so many books written about it. I think the thing with exercise is that there are no instant results, you just have to keep plugging along to see results. I’m also glad about your extra check-ins, even when you might not think you need them. I also have problems with sleep and have done for years. I’ve had two sleep studies and they say I have sleep apnea plus periodic limb movement syndrome which is similar to restless leg syndrome where your limbs jerk and wake you up. I hope you’ll have a nice relaxing rest of the weekend curled up with a good book or watching a good TV show.

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  2. That is so good you had someone check in. Im so sorry you didnt sleep. Sleep really affects me and how I can cope. Especiallly hard if i have to be up the next day, then i will have anticipatory stress over getting up early. Hope you can sleep well tonight.

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