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The beginning of the blog


SadieJane

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    So this is the beginning of a blog. Just something I can write out that may or may not be interesting. I am Sadie. I am 30. I work in the local hospital, providing care for psych patients. I am also a mom of 3. My oldest has autism and my youngest is hyper as heck. I am married to Micah, a die hard atheist who is an engineer. Probably the most interesting of all things is that we were raised in a religious cult until we were adults (ish. I was 17.) So there will be posts of the struggles that everyone goes through when they leave. It can be hardcore. 

   So basically today I'll just go into a bit of it. It was patriarchal, women were oppressed hard. We were subjected to four hour long church services, multiple times a week, and were beaten if we did not comply. My family decided to leave when I was 17 due to them trying to marry me off to my husband, as a minor, and because of the disrespect my mom was given. We've never looked back.  My husbands family left probably five years ago, because of how my mother in law was treated. My father in law is still struggling. It should also be pointed out that my husband's grandfather is now the leader.  We will go into all of this later at some point because oh how I've got stories. 

   Other things I will probably blog about are my patients (without violating HIPAA) and how I am in a quest to find a way to help the ones with dementia a bit more than, I already do, fashion, or my lack of, music, because oddly enough I sing opera and am a huuuuuuuuuuuuge music nerd, Maybe some books, definitely my kids, and stuff like diet and all that crap. So please enjoy. I promise I'll try to be a regular at this. 

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I used to work in elder care.  I left because since I didn't work the medical side of things, the pay was terrible, but I LOVED my dementia patients.

I do have to say, you haven't really lived until you've had to talk with a schizophrenic with dementia and a UTI who's having a delusion involving mass marriages and the FBI coming to kill us all.

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OMGOSH YASSSSSSSSSSSSSS. I had a patient once who was back in the days when he was breaking into houses and businesses and was hallucinating that he was doing a "job". Kept threatening to off me if I ratted him out. Probably one of my favorite dementia patients ever. Dude was doing some seedy stuff in his younger life, me thinks.

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That sounds awesome.  I mean, not his life of crime, but the fact that he was hallucinating it.

My lady with the uti and the delicate mental health hauled her 1940s-era wedding dress out of storage and was wandering the halls in a very Miss Havisham state.  It was kind of great, except she was scaring the other residents with the whole FBI thing.

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omgosh she would have made me want to go home and get my wedding dress and Miss Havisham up with her....... I'd start calling the male nurses pip.... Oh yes, that is something I would have gone along with....

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