Meltdown

13th December 2011

On Saturday I went into complete meltdown and I was at rock bottom. I told Rick who knew I was being serious so to cut the story short I saw the crisis team. Sunday afternoon the crisis team came out to visit me to see how I was feeling. A doctor should have been out to see me yesterday but I had to cancel out on that. Rick wasn’t well so we ended up at the Memorial Hospital most of the day. Two friends were worried about him so spent a couple of hours with us. One of them took me home as she knew I needed to get back to the dogs. About an hour later the other friend, who had left before us, picked me up as Rick was fit enough to come home again.

Today the doctor came out with one of the crisis team members to get a bit of history on me and check through my medication with me. Just to really cheer me up there are health risks with my anti depressant so he doesn’t want to increase that and would prefer to decrease it. I may end up taking something else instead. He also wants me to have a blood test for liver function and an ECG. The doctor seemed quite concerned that I haven’t had an ECG done yet as I have been on meds for high blood pressure for two years. I should also have been monitored anyway as the anti depressant can affect the heart. I have to make an appointment with my GP in the next few days to get the blood test and ECG organized. Oh happy days!

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About Philippa

I am married to Rick and we live in a small town in County Durham. We have two dogs, a cat and two budgies. I am also an adoption survivor. In 1981 my son was born and I was then forced to surrender him. It took 23 years and reunion for my to find out that my son's adoption was legally known as a forced adoption and illegal but social workers got away with it because mothers didn't know their rights.
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