Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Wow, what an exciting day. I have had so many cyber friends and real friends wish me well. Alot of my emotional baggage when I wrote the line THE LINE HAS BEEN DRAWN, was seeing this day fast approaching and so much physical pain from knees (left in particular). To my friends who took the time and read the blog and could read between the lines and give me some great advice, many thanks go out to you.
Surgery didn't seem to be an option with the problem being in the head. I did some investigation and found the famous Radar Institution. The specialize in eating disorders and in history probably one of the first among such places. I have been making calls and found the closest one to Fl is in Ok. They did a consultation over the phone with me. Their treatment team met and the Medical Dr. on board wanted to know (since I sleep with O2) for certain I did not suffer sleep apnea, For some reason, after the consult, I postponed the study for a couple of weeks, to finish up some tasks (didn't all happen but some did).
I went yesterday to get my results from Dr. Tonner. He got me ready to fly away to the eating disorder clinic, and gave me my flu shot too! PTL He didn't quite understand a little speciality psych ward within a big pschy within a "real" (son's term) hospital. He looks like Bill Nye the science guy and had a most comical expression on his face. He did smile when I told him real......anyway he keyboarded away and said take care and was gone to his next 15 min. with another patient. Yes that is what Dr. aim for or less. Suggestion have all questions written down so you can go rapid fire!
I went to the window they gave me my copy of the report and I gave them the fax and phone numbers to send my information. I was so anxious today, since Ok. is central time I couldn't call them or so I thought until 10 my time Oh contrare, they called me, they received the fax results in time yesterday for the M.D. to go over them and approve me for treatment! I am to come asap. They meet me at the airport and return me there after the 21 day treatment program. I have never been so happy to sign myself in to a psych ward!
Surely, they will have some insights about my head and thinking. What I learn I'll share in a blog. It's probable in a motivational article on spark, they have some good ones. I want to know more about me and self defeating behaviors, I have tried for 50 years. I am ready to see if they can point me in the right direction. Nellie this is a Christ centered program that uses the 12 steps of A.A. so I know if that Mayan calendar is right I will be raptured and that is O.K. too.
So, dear ones these are things I have been up to, since I have not been regularly checking in. I have received so much support here Cherione, Nellie, Jenny, and Sandra, all of you are so encouraging. I feel like Sally Field when she accepted her oscar, "You like me....you REALLY DO LIKE ME. Love, Teresa