I went to the hospital and left 45 minutes later. It was every horror you could possibly imagine and then some. Lock down, in with drug addicts trying to escape jail time, alcoholics, thieves, etc. I was told to be there at 11:00. I arrived early, of course, with all of my things ready. I had my healthy lunch, a snack, plenty of water - that's what I do, you know? I am prepared for everything. After waiting 30 minutes I asked why I was there and what was coming next, only to be told, "Sorry - your person did not show up today - you can wait or come back at 1:00."
I had vitals taken out in the open in front of others. I asked to be in a private spot for such personal matters and they refused. I had to take a drug test in front of someone else (I'm bipolar, not an addict). I had to take a fucking Breathalyzer test! In front of other addicts!
Listen, I'm not knocking people, but I did not belong there. I did not belong there.
Openly crying at this point, a recently relapsed heroin addict (I know this because that is how she introduced herself) walked over to me and said that I should leave my pretty rings at home and keep my purse on my arm...."we're all a bunch of addicts and stuff goes missing here." She was trying to be helpful.
I left. I don't know how I managed, but I walked to my car, opened the door, closed the door, locked the door 8 times, then started to scream. I screamed for a solid three minutes. I then picked up my phone and fired everyone who said that I should go to that mixed company hell-on-Earth cluster fuck. It was the most unhealthy thing for me at this time. I am in fucking shock, exhausted, shaking, sick.
My therapist (the only person to survive the mass firing) is taking care of the referral I need to obtain a private doctor to help me with my meds. As of this moment I am no longer taking the Lithium and risperidone. My choice. I don't care. Gaining 45 pounds in 5 weeks is BULLSHIT and not good for anyone.
I am resting now - that is all I am able to do. This was one of the worst days of my life, and I've had some seriously bad mufuckin' days.