Making Sense of Psychiatric Diagnosis, Weekend Wrap-Up

Weekend wrap-up

wrapping paper, ribbon, and twine

Here’s what happened in my life over the past week:

  • My parents are in town cat-sitting for my brother.  I had dinner with them one night this week, and it was uneventful, but I just don’t feel comfortable around them.  It wasn’t anything they were doing, but depression has always made it hard for me to connect with them (not for lack of trying on their part).
  • I worked the last three nights in a row and I work again tonight.  I probably shouldn’t have agreed to do that many shifts in a row.  This morning I found out that yesterday someone had complained to the manager that I was unprofessional and gossipy because of something to do with how I’d passed on information during change of shift report about two clients having sex the day before.  I don’t know who made the complaint because they couldn’t be bothered saying anything at the time, although I have a pretty good idea who it was.  Now the manager has decided that it just shouldn’t be talked about at all during shift report when clients have sex, because what they do with their bodies is private.  Never mind that shift report exists for the purpose of communicating what clients are doing with their minds and bodies…  That place is seriously messed up.
  • This week I’ve been spacey and unfocused, as well as physically slowed down.  I’ve had to spend some time reorganizing my lists and notes to feel like I have some idea what’s going on in my life.
  • My new boy guinea pigs had settled in very nicely and were liking their new routine.  But then I had to throw them off because of my work schedule, and as a result poor little Peanut has a number of new bite wounds.
  • You know what’s worse than seeing a spider?  Not seeing it anymore.  It was just a small one, but it was in my bedroom above my bed.  I went into another room for a while, and then when I returned no more spider.  It better not be hanging out in my bed or I would seriously freak the hell out.


How has your week been?


books by Ashley L,. Peterson: Managing the Depression Puzzle, Making Sense of Psychiatric Diagnosis, and Psych Meds Made Simple

37 thoughts on “Weekend wrap-up”

  1. I would think that sexual activity is important to report, since it could lead to disease, pregnancy, or emotional issues. But what do I know? Lol

    My week was okay, but I managed to strain my back a bit doing nothing.

  2. That definitely sounds like something I’d report art my hospital gig. If one of them later complains of a sexual assault and its not documented,then they’d blame you for not reporting it. So annoying.

    1. My week was ok.some depressive symptoms associated with my anxiety. Rachel and i planned a last minute getaway for Tuesday thru Thursday this coming week,so looking forward to that

  3. Wow if what your clients do with their bodies is private, maybe you shouldn’t report self harm or suicidal thoughts either? That’s a bit weird. I’m sorry depression makes it difficult for you to connect with your parents and it really sucks you’ve been feeling so spacey this week.

  4. Okay…Let me get this straight… You guys are suppose to report what’s happening with clients minds and bodies? Was that not an act of both? (That place is whacked out of their skulls)…
    I can understand the weird feelings dining with your folks. Since my mother moved to Florida, and that I have only seen her twice in three years… Those get together’s are strained now. I’ve even though about not going down this year. Last year was just plain a waste of time.
    Poor little Peanut… How do you care for him if he gets bitten?

    1. Peanut seems to be healing up fairly well on his own. The open wounds from yesterday have scabbed over and don’t look infected or anything like that.

      1. You are so not going to believe this one, when I let my dog in this morning, in came spider as big as my hand. I forgot he likes flies and stuff, but I pulverized him on the spot. 🙈

  5. Your coworker wants a piece of me! That is so snarky and backstabbing.

    Awww, poor Peanut!! I hope he’s okay!!

    Sorry things didn’t feel more natural with your parents! I’ve had relationships like that in my extended family where it never gelled and just felt very “surface”.

    But in good news, you worked a lot, so good for you!!

    My week has been weird. As usual, I don’t remember most of it. Huh.

  6. I’m sorry someone reported you – some people honestly have nothing better to do and I’ve learnt this through my experience in retail. I also have a habit of agreeing to so many shifts for the money and then regretting it.. Hopefully next week is better for you.

  7. Wow. The place you work at allows clients to have sex??? Weird. And not at all professional. At least you only have one more night left?

    So glad you got your new guinea pigs! Will there be any pictures in the future? 😍

  8. I haven’t been on wordpress a ton recently, so I think I missed that you have new guinea pigs — that’s exciting! 🙂 I’m sorry about the bites though 🙁
    I love reorganizing and having lots of lists and notes! I hope it helped. 🙂

  9. HAHA. Kayleigh Marie hates spiders and bugs. She’d rather burn down a house, rather than stay in one where a spider has disappeared.

  10. Id love to be an emerging blogger. I could write about navigating non existent healthcare. Lol. Otherwise strength, love and hugs to you.

  11. I would love to see you try some different things to help manage your depression. Natural things, not medicine. If you are open to it, the exogenous ketones I take will help with your focus, drive, energy, and make you feel like Superwoman. Let me know if that sounds interesting to you, I blogged about them again today on Keto for Beginners and Words on a Page. They also help with inflammation, curb cravings, and lift that brain fog. Let me know if you would like to try a 5 or 10-day sample pack.

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