This morning, I waited about 4 hours for my parents to wake up so I could ask for a ride to the ER…again.
The emergency room I went to has you sign in via kiosk by scanning your ID and selecting why you’re there. They have about a dozen buttons for common ailments. Below that, they have an option to type in your own reason. I was very tempted to type “bulimia’s a bitch” as my reason, but instead just put “bulimia and laxative abuse”.
I was given a room pretty quickly (they know me well there) and was given fluids and poked for blood. My potassium was low. Big surprise. The re-hydrated me, gave me potassium pills and prescriptions to fill at my pharmacy, and sent me home.
When I got home, I was NOT doing well. I was emotionally and physically exhausted. I was feeling very depressed and wanting to stop existing. I had some disturbing internal dialogue that made me realize I needed to get out of my room and do something. I still wasn’t feeling well, but I made myself get out of bed. I determined it would be better to get up and binge and purge than to self-harm in that state of mind.
I came out to the living room and ordered Chinese food I can’t actually afford. I spent money set aside for future bills. However, I feel like it was necessary.
I shouldn’t have to choose between paying my bills or cutting my own fingers off…
Tomorrow, I am supposed to hear more about the partial hospitalization program. Depending on how long they say I need to wait, I may go back to the hospital and demand to be admitted. I am afraid of my own thoughts.
You sound like you are in a bad way. I hope that you get the treatment you need. Good luck!
I am. And thank you.
Don’t be afraid, feel the fear and tackle it head on. thinking of you a lot
I wanted to say that I am both sorry that you are feeling this way and that I appreciate the bit of humor you were able to put in this post. I have had most of the same feelings, except for me it’s not my fingers, it’s the spots on my arms that don’t get small or all the loose skin from pregnancies. Hang in there, and try to do the healthy things that make you feel good.
Thank you ❤
Please get help my friend and don’t hurt yourself any more xx
I honestly don’t know how to get help at this point.