I decided to do these days together because there was a lot of repetition and I don’t want to put you through that. Here are some highlights though.
Days 3 and 4 were weekend days and so very little happened, more time was spent coloring, reading, or watching TV. There were some groups, but less structured. There were 0 doctors in the building so everything regarding you’re treatment plan went sort of on hold. There was a nurse practitioner on hand in case of emergency.
On day three, I found out there would be no one on one time with a therapist at all. I asked if we could have a group where we, the patients, could just talk and vent about everything going on. They allowed it and it was the best group of my stay.
The times in between groups, during meals were the best. The other patients and I were heard. We laughed together, we cried together and honestly they helped me more than staff.
Day 4 I smoked a cigarette for the first time in ten years. And then 5 more until I was released. A young man that was trans was made to share a room with a woman. He stopped coming out of his room and taking meds. Two women that were in a room together required a 24 hour observation. (Aka watch you when you sleep) They put a man in their room.
Day 5 my doctor spent the second ten minutes with me and told me I would be discharged the next day. I get more time with my out of patient doctor that charges in a minimum of 15 minutes, but usually spends thirty with me.
Day 6 coming tomorrow