Thursday, November 6, 2008

Phone Interview

just got off the phone
with the institute
i had my very first
phone interview

so many questions
things i had to tell
bout meds, bout trauma
my health as well

what are you taking?
what do you do?
what ever happened
that was trauma to you?

drop your therapist!
get off your meds!
tell us of times
in hospital beds!

well, sounds like i might
be able to come,
what appointment should i take?
10, 11, 12 or 1?

oh, and just by the way,
the appointment you'll have, to evaluate
will be with a psychiatrist,
a man...uh oh...doesn't sound too great...

so now i get to go to
an appointment for an hour
and then, if they accept me,
next time is 3 hours!

pray for me friends,
on the 11th of November
that i should be accepted
as a study member!

i'm trying to stop shaking, and feel proud instead, that i managed to arrange this all by myself-starting from taking down the information from my psychiatrist, and ending with making this appointment. i don't know if i can really feel proud though...


  1. I'm praying, I'm praying!
    And I'm totally impressed that you arranged this whole thing, especially since I bet your gut feeling is to run in the opposite direction. I can't even seem to get my act together to find a job to apply for!

  2. i wish you could give me a better picture of what happened/is happening to you. i have a family member who's been through a similar situation and is still suffering from many a disorder. how can i be of any help to her?

  3. firstly, ask her! every person is different...i can tell you what i need from my friends and family, but it doesn't mean that it's what your family member needs.

    email me at and i'll see what i can come up with for you...and if you don't want to do it that way, then i'll try to post here, but it's harder. i am working on a post on helpful things people can say/do, but it's taking time...

  4. sheffele i, i am running in the opposite direction...don't know what i was thinking...but what's done is done, i gotta go meet this guy...too soon, if you ask me!

  5. uh uh -- you started this, and you can get through it! Good luck with the meeting -- I really mean that! Hope it goes well. As I understand, it's not up to you whether or not you get accepted into the program, so that can be a clear sign... when do you find out?

  6. dunno. they didn't tell me. for sure not before this psych eval later this week. and then i gotta be meds free for at least 2 weeks before i'm in. and i think there's some sorta 3 hour session first too.
    this is SO not for me...


c'mon, i know you're reading this! what do you think?