I went ahead and had 6 ECT treatments (one every other day). I feel great, I don't seem to have too big of a memory problem. Had the last one yesterday - home from the hospital today. It really seems to have lifted a big weight from my shoulders.
I read a lot about it before I did it. The only thing the internet (or my doctors) couldn't tell me was if the relief would be permanent. I'm hoping it is. I guess I'll just have to wait & see.
Do you have a therapist, a hotline or a friend that you can call & speak with about this. Before taking the drastic step, how about reaching out to see if someone can help both you & your daughter. You have already reached out here. Great. Now call a hotline (they are listed on the left side of the page here(crisis assistance)). Or call your local hospital. Getting a "tune up" where your meds can be adjusted or provided to you & a reminder of healthier coping skills may be all you need. Please reach out for help before it's too late.
Lovely Lemon Tree's precious cat Savannah had a birthday recently & I think we should have a party to celebrate.
I will bring my 2 cats, Odin & Loki. They are both males, but I'm sure they'd love to play with Savannah & bring one of their favorite toys - an open brown grocery bag. Hours of fun - especially if you can hide in it & attack your brother.
CJ - People care about you. I know I do. Your mom cares, she just is balking at the price - doesn't mean she doesn't care, just that she has another opinion of how it should be done (not a legal opinion, but her opinion none the less).
Injecting something into your body as simple as water or air can have devastating effects, including death. Please think this through.
I send you Hugs & prayers that it will get better.