So I succumbed to the black hole, to that deepest abyss of hell. It amounted to a week off work and 3 days in the Looney Bin. I’m still searching my memory of that time, but through the haze of fear and madness, there isn’t much to see.
I know they served breakfast at 8.30am, lunch at 12.15noon and tea at 5.30pm, supper at 8pm. I was in the female wing where there was a separate lounge from the common lounge. I know I wandered accidentally into the male wing a couple of times. I know I wandered into the day room where I did some pencil sketches and gave one to V when she came to see me. It was a picture of a house and a tree in the foreground and another house in the background.
Other than that, I remember one of my nurses who was gentle and very kind to me.