Week One

A friend of mine has encouraged me to share my private journals of inpatient. I hope it's not triggering for anyone. It's deeply personal. And I've made every effort to remove identifying information of the clinic, staff and patients. It's a long read! But this is what life is like.

Groggy

I have Restless Legs Syndrome. I rarely talk about it. It sounds like a benign and trivial condition everyone experiences at some stage. To some extent that is true, but my restless legs are severe and chronic. And normally extremely well managed. Like most problems, there are people who have it much worse. While I have a lot of associated nerve pain, if I take regular medication it’s fine. I rarely notice it and when I do it’s not too bad. In that aspect of my life, I found a little pocket of normality.