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Of cleavage and hearing aids

Apparently, I'm quite good at drawing with charcoal. Or that's what everyone else says, anyway. I like doing it, though I don't really see what it has to do with me getting better. *Shrugs*

I saw the cutest guy ever in our department today. I've no idea who he is, but I think he works there. He was in the room for our start and end of day group meeting, but he didn't say anything. He did look at me quite often, but that might have had something to do with my generous amount of cleavage. (Well, it was laundry day.)

I noticed Salem was reading the same book I'd just finished (Labyrinth by Kate Mosse), so I tried to start a conversation with him about it, but he didn't really react. He did come over during ergotherapy and said he liked my drawing, so I guess he was trying to make up for not talking to me earlier.

I had a pretty good day (I think the medication might really be working), but Geralda had a breakdown at the end of the day. She wears a hearing aid, but it's not working very well. She can't follow group conversations, and most of the therapy consists of group conversations. After the end of the day meeting, she started crying and talking about ending it. Libby, Maggie and I tried to comfort her, but she was very distraught. I ended up giving her a hug, and she seemed to feel better after that. I made her promise me she wouldn't do anything stupid and told her very firmly that I would see her tomorrow. I hope I will.

Love,
Basket Case

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(Anonymous)
Oct. 10th, 2006 05:44 pm (UTC)
Glad it was okay today, and glad that you think the medication's working. :) *Huggles*

I'm in awe of you - You actually started up a conversation with someone, and you tried to calm someone down, and hugged them - Someone that you've only known two days. There's NO Way I could do that, I'd just try to hide in a corner, and watch, feeling guilty that I'm not helping someone and uncomfortable because I'm having to watch it. *Shudders at the thought* As for the conversation, I've NEVER, ever started a conversation with anyone, ever! :O Well done you! (Okay, so it's nothing to most people, you may see it as nothing for all I know - But to me, that's huge.) *Huggles*

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utterbasketcase
Oct. 10th, 2006 06:12 pm (UTC)
No, it's kind of huge to me too, but I guess knowing everyone else there also has problems is making me feel less nervous. And Salem seems kind of lonely to me, I never see him talking to anyone unless they ask him a question, and I guess it sort of reminds me of me.

And I just like to hug. :P

I also think the medication has a lot to do with it, because two weeks ago, I wouldn't have even thought about doing these things.

The really good part is: I still feel like me. I'm still weird and freaky and a little bit goth, only less frightened.

*Huggles back*
(Anonymous)
Oct. 10th, 2006 06:17 pm (UTC)
That'd be me - Like Salem, not talking to anyone.

I'm really happy that you seem to be making some progress and can feel a little bit more positive, and that you still feel like you. *Even more huggles*

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utterbasketcase
Oct. 11th, 2006 05:43 pm (UTC)
Not if the medication would work for you, too. :)
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