"My self Admission to Bassettlaw Hospital"

About: Bassetlaw Hospital Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

(as the patient),

I was finding it difficult at home with drink and smoking cannabis, over the last few months leading up to my self admission I felt like a different person.

I had been drink and smoking cannabis each day for the last year and a half, but I felt that in the last few months leading up, to coming to Bassetlaw hospital, I felt like I was being drugged, I made accusations that people at work and my partner was poisoning me.

Since I have been at hospital it has given me time to reflect and re evaluate my life and my work practice, now I have had my blood results back and my sti results back I feel that I can return home to help my partner and support her to beat her addiction to smoking cannabis.

I feel that the time in hospital has helped me look at my life and become a better person. I have neglected my friends and family, I on discharge I will take better care of myself and my girlfriend to be a better person.

I don't think I am a bad person but I let my life slip away from me because of the cannabis consumption I was smoking. I became selfish and ignored my responsibilities at work.

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Response from Simon Barnitt, Nurse Advisor, Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust

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Dear syski,

Thankyou for taking the time to share your story with us. it is really heartwarming to know that your time on the ward has been benefical and you have been supported to re-evaluate what is important to you.

Best wishes for your recovery journey.

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