Turned Out to be A Lobotomy

I went on a Sabbatical to have some treatments were done that were supposed to help me get over an overwhelming depression. I was convinced to do Electroconvulsive Treatments in a series of six. After the 5th one, I could no longer remember anything and I had an irrational fear of being in close proximity with Satan himself. I was supposed to have six treatments but because of their scheduling being helter skelter that morning I had a cup of coffee which them destroyed my chances at having the procedure. Really I was happy because since the 5th treatment on Wednesday morning I had had this irrational fear. I had not slept in two days by the time the day came for the 6th treatment. I was no longer thinking coherently either. This has lasted 8 more days and after doing some research I find that if the ECT is not done precisely and sometimes even if it is done precisely it can give a lobotomy effect to the patient. I have this effect. I no longer remember the education I started in November and ended in March. I had become a Certified Life Coach and a Certified Group Facilitator. In that time period, I also published my memoirs and was all set to go and start doing Author Appearances and book signings. I have contacted a malpractice attorney because halfway during my treatments my psychiatrist went on vacation and that is when the problems arose. Everyone keeps telling me to give it time. The procedures were supposed to lower the dosages of the meds I was taking. But my sleeping medication Ambien CR and Klonopin have had to be doubled and I am only getting four hours of sleep each night even with taking 25 mg of Ambien CR and 4 MG of Klonopin at bedtime. When I came home I was having pain in my right arm. Excruciating pain that a 7.5 Norco had no effect on so I went back to my Family Doctor and he found out from an MRI done right before starting the treatments that my cervical spine was so severely damagedI should never have been a candidate for ECT. Now In less than a week I go to a surgeon to see what they can fix in my cervical spine. All I wanted was for the depression to go away. Now I still have depression, injured the cervical spine, irrational fears, a major loss of memory and excruciating  pain!

About authorjlpitts

J.L. Pitts is a Non-Fiction writer. She blogs about her faith and writes probing articles on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. She is also a poet. Her newest book was published recently "Scar Wars Forged In Fight" is already stirring the nest in her memoir with a tell-all format. She is writing her third book also a non-fiction work about creating a closer walk with God. She is now a Certified Professional Counselor who specializes in helping clients to become at ease in any social situation. She herself learned these tactics after her own treatment of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder showed her the gap in evolving in a therapeutic setting and evolving in today's society. Horrified by the fact that 22 soldiers diagnosed with PTSD commit suicide every day induced her to start this blog to reach out and connect with anyone dealing with PTSD and needing a hand back into society. As a Certified Group Facilitator she has started a Meetup Group for PTSD and is currently seeking a venue in the Huntsville, Alabama area. She has been sought out by radio talk shows on the internet and people with Podcasts that are booming. She feels younger every day because she stays so active Add to all that she is a Freelance Writer who never misses a deadline. Most of her free time is spent building a website for her career. You can check out the unfinished site at http://authorjlpitts.wix.com/authorjlpitts
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