Here’s what happened in my life over the past week:
- The difficulty breathing that started last week has just gotten worse. Since further testing wasn’t going to be available any time soon in the community, my doctor decided to send me in to emergency. The waiting room was horrible – way over-stimulating. Unfortunately, it only got worse from there. The ER doc had clearly decided by the time he met with me that he wasn’t going to take me seriously. He barely listened to a word I said. He kept asking what the point was of my doctor sending me in. He thought I had asthma, which is total BS. I ended up walking out in tears after meeting with him. It was only afterwards that it clicked that he had asked if I was taking all my medications regularly (I’d told the triage nurse about all the psych meds I take). Suddenly it made sense. He had seen my long list of psych meds and made his decision based on that. He was probably a jackass in general, but anti-mental illness stigma kicked up the jackass factor a few notches.
- This week has been a bit of a write-off since I haven’t been feeling well. I’ve spend an inordinate amount of time aimlessly clicking back and forth among the various tabs and windows I have open on my computer, which would be fine except it’s not the least bit relaxing.
- I has a post I’d previously published on my blog about the difference between trauma and PTSD accepted by The Mighty. It was almost 2 months ago that I had submitted it and I had pretty much given up hope.
- I found some very good cookies and hot chocolate mix at a grocery store I don’t usually shop at, so that’s been my indulgence for the week.
How has your week been?