Mental Health & Some Helps

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Re: Mental Health & Some Helps

Postby shireling » Wed Aug 26, 2015 11:44 am

There's been some odd things going on...

On Saturday my hubby couldn't remember where we were going (we've been going to Chop Suey for months, almost every single Saturday afternoon.) He didn't even know we were going out. Then yesterday morning, as he was dressing, he put on one of my blouses. He was sitting on the bed and I couldn't figure out what was wrong with his shirt (it was the button on the sleeve closest to me that gave it away.)

We went to the mall for his walk - he forgot to grab his jacket from the cart that he'd used for support...but this was the first really cool morning that either one of us felt the need for extra cover...though it was right in front of him the whole time.

But what really bothered me was that we'd stopped at McDonald's for some chicken nuggets. My back was to the dining room as I placed our orders, so I didn't see any of this. But this man suddenly showed up on my left, very agitated, whispering and gesticulating to the manager. I look back and there's a woman, staring at Duane like he'd crawled out from under a rock; Duane was just sitting quietly with his eyes closed. I guess she was the wife of this guy, and thank God, either my hearing is better than I think, or he'd learned to whisper in a saw mill.

I told him that I was the wife, and that my husband has a motion disorder - I have no idea what happened; I didn't see it. It could be anything. Then, I had to grab the manager before she went off and did something regrettable.
We've been in there quite a bit - mostly at that time of day - but I've never seen the same people twice, so who is there that remembers us? I've had to step in quite a bit, mainly for Michael (I can't stand people laughing at him.) Now I've got to do this for Duane too?

What scares me are people who carry handguns jumping to conclusions - thanks to the brilliance of the state's legislature, anybody can and I don't care what 'safeguards' are in place; the best safety lies in nobody packing, but who listens to me? It just takes one armed idiot.
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Re: Mental Health & Some Helps

Postby Padfoot » Wed Aug 26, 2015 12:06 pm

I don't know... some people can't stand the sight of people with disorders. We get that with Lena and her friends a lot. As if the disorder was contageous..

Do you think his problems (not knowing where you would go, putting on the wrong blouse etc.) are medication-related? Or could it be worse (beginning dementia or something)?
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Re: Mental Health & Some Helps

Postby shireling » Wed Aug 26, 2015 12:38 pm

Padfoot wrote:I don't know... some people can't stand the sight of people with disorders. We get that with Lena and her friends a lot. As if the disorder was contageous..

Do you think his problems (not knowing where you would go, putting on the wrong blouse etc.) are medication-related? Or could it be worse (beginning dementia or something)?

Lena and her friends are being picked on?!?! :mad: I am so sorry to hear that...I'm beating them up - in spirit.

The medication's a possibility. He's only been on them six weeks; he just had an adjustment to the seroquel (he takes it at bedtime.) It's been upped from 200 to 300 mg, and that was at his last appointment, three weeks ago today...

I'll try calling Dr. S and see what she says. Thanks! I know to do this - I don't know why I didn't think.
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Re: Mental Health & Some Helps

Postby Padfoot » Wed Aug 26, 2015 2:23 pm

Oh yes, sometimes they are. :mad: There have even been people sueing travel agencies because people with disorders/disabled people were staying at the same hotel and they "had to endure their company" during lunch/dinner time.

They lost the trial. :evil:
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Re: Mental Health & Some Helps

Postby shireling » Wed Aug 26, 2015 9:32 pm

Unbelievable...haven't they ever heard, 'there but for the grace of God, go I'?

Well, I heard back from the doctor, through her nurse. She wanted him to go to the ER and be evaluated for in-patient; I said absolutely not. That this was more of a heads up because of the forgetfulness and confusion on his part, but she zeroed in on the McDonald's thing. I regret mentioning that now, because my concern is his being hurt or worse by the public at large, simply for being odd. It's the concealed weapon carriers that scare me.

The nurse is taking what I said back to the doctor, and I might hear something tomorrow, but on Friday for sure.
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Re: Mental Health & Some Helps

Postby shireling » Sat Aug 29, 2015 3:57 am

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Re: Mental Health & Some Helps

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Re: Mental Health & Some Helps

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Re: Mental Health & Some Helps

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Re: Mental Health & Some Helps

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Re: Mental Health & Some Helps

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Re: Mental Health & Some Helps

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Re: Mental Health & Some Helps

Postby shireling » Sun Sep 20, 2015 11:29 am

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is the tragedy: when you are the victim of depression, not only do you
feel utterly helpless and abandoned by the world, you also know that
very few people can understand, or even begin to believe, that life can
be this painful. There is nothing I can think of that is quite as
isolating as this.
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