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Crazy Nurse

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I'm a general adult nurse. I blog about work, my own mental health, and the complex relationship between the two
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Admission to an Acute Psych Ward by Crazy Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing So my last 'proper' post (which can be found here) covered the time period from Wednesday 20th October to Monday 25th October 2010 in which I was on a medical ward waiting t ... Read on »
Thanks to those who have email ... by Crazy Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing Thanks to those who have emailed/facebooked/twittered me since my last post. Sorry to cause any worry - I am fine. I made a conscious decision to take a break from the mados ... Read on »
A Second Overdose, and Five Nights on the Medical Assessment Unit by Crazy Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing So I’m lying on a trolley in A+E connected to an IV bag of 10% dextrose. I have to say, the nurse looking after me didn’t appear to consider me an attention seeking time was ... Read on »
To Recap by Crazy Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing A brief re-cap about what has been happening recently in land of Crazy Nurse. The saga is relived in its entirely in my previous two posts. See here, and here.Thoughts telli ... Read on »
Two Nights On Psych Assesment Unit, and an Overdose by Crazy Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing So, nice lesser boss delivered me to the psych assessment unit on Monday afternoon, 3pm ish. I’m sure I have described the unit and its purpose in a previous post. [WHEN NOT ... Read on »
It's all Gone Spectacularly Downhill - Psych Admission by Crazy Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing This is possibly the longest post I've ever written, and comes courtesy of the BlogPress app for iPhone. I've been writing it over the last three days, and still it is only ... Read on »
Not So Well After All . . . by Crazy Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing This is a really long post, so sorry. I've been writing it for over 24hours. But I think its important, and I want to post it. It may contain triggering things for people, a ... Read on »
Dialectical Behavioural Therapy - Pre Treatment by Crazy Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing I've now had 2 'pre treatment' DBT sessions with R, and hence have another 4 to go before we have to make a decision about whether or not I take up 'full treatment' -- whic ... Read on »
Formal Sickness Absence Appeal - Response from HR Maangement by Crazy Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing I am currently in the midst of a 6 month verbal warning for unacceptable levels of sickness. A warning which I appealed against and lost. See here and also here and finally ... Read on »
Introducing my NHS Trust's new 'Pay Progression Policy', aka 'be sick, don't get paid' by Crazy Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing Three weeks I received a letter to my home address from the NHS Trust in which I am employed. I have directly copied and pasted some of the key sentences in that letter belo ... Read on »
Dialectical Behavioural Therapy - Final Assessment by Crazy Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing On Tuesday this week I had my final assessment with R, the NHS employed psychotherapist who provides DBT for the mentally interesting that no other health care professionals ... Read on »
Teeth - Assesment at Dental Hospital by Crazy Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing For the background, please see this post.What happened after that was that I was still too scared to go to the dental hospital and so increased my painkiller useage. Reading ... Read on »
Eyes Finally Affect Mentality, with Diabetes Being Controlled by Crazy Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing I had my eye surgery (a vitrectomy) in March, which despite quite a lot of inflammation post-op was by all accounts a great success. I have seen my surgeon 4 times since the ... Read on »
Dialectical Behavioural Therapy - Third Assessment by Crazy Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing My third (and final) assessment appointment with R was on September 7th. As far as my mood was concerned when I turned up that day I was as high as a kite, I'd been really h ... Read on »
Teeth by Crazy Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing When I was a little kid my milk teeth didn't start falling out until I was about 8, and by the time I was 13 the dentist had to extract the remaining stubborn ones. At the t ... Read on »
Meeting DrS for the First time, leg wounds by Crazy Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing Long time readers and lurkers may remember that at the advice of the crisis team, I decided to change all my psych care so that it was at the hospital down the road from my ... Read on »
I went on holiday, to Scotland ... by Crazy Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing I went on holiday, to Scotland at the start of July. It was one of my favourite kinds of holiday, one that involved lots of mountain biking, running, sea canoeing, sea swimm ... Read on »
Dialectical Behavioural Therapy - Second Assessment, Part 2 by Crazy Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing So, continuing straight on from my previous post, we discussed what it was like for me growing up with diabetes.I was diagnoseed at 4 years old. I don't remember it, but the ... Read on »
Dialectical Behavioural Therapy - Second Assessment by Crazy Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing R said that the she wanted to use the second session to talk a bit about my background. She asked me if I was comfortable with this -- I had no hesitation in saying that yes ... Read on »
Dialectical Behavioural Therapy by Crazy Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing It's only taken 11 months, but I have finally met the DBT Doctor!This journey began in August last year, when I presented in A+E with intensifying suicidal ideation. I saw t ... Read on »