Has Anyone Else Committed Their Mother?
Yes. I did it! Sunday evening my mother told me she wanted to drive herself into a traffic barrier. I asked her why she didn’t and she told me there was too much traffic. She then began telling me she had no life insurance for me. I asked her why she was worried she had no life insurance, and I didn’t get a reply. I am a bipolar born of a bipolar. Though my mother always thought it was me who was fucked up. I swear to the universe she was a psychiatric Munchhausen’s by proxy. She was always dragging me wondering what was wrong with me. the woman who never had the need to sleep or eat or stop moving. The she damn near lost everything and decided to get help, in the form of lithium. It wasn’t working and it was making her sick. Her psychiatrist wanted her to go into the hospital for medication management at least a year ago. So she has slipped, to say the least. I go to my own therapist. After living on your own for four years and moving back home with your boyfriend and Mommie Dearest, you need therapy. Anyway, he and I agreed, she doesn’t normally pull this shit so if it happens, take her seriously. And I did. I called her psychiatrist, and brought her to the ER. That was Sunday night, she was admitted to the psyche hospital Monday morning. She called me this afternoon to tell me she wanted to leave AMA tomorrow night. I made a phone call to her psychiatrist who then called the hospital. They didn’t want her to leave anyway, but shortly after my mother called me back to tell me they won’t let her leave. Which means if she does they will mandate her by the state. She thinks she’s juuuust fiiine, which is why they want to keep her. She keeps telling them she doesn’t belong there. They don’t fight your insurance companies because they like your company. I am a nine time veteran of psychiatric hospitalization, only of the last two was I old enough to commit myself. It’s a little weird to be on this side, but you know… I could defiantly get used to it. When I went to visit her they let ME out and KEPT her. I can’t help but do a little dance when I think about it. I think this is something many people dream of but few actually see. In a really twisted way. All I am saying is don’t give up. If you try hard enough, you might just be able to commit you own parent. Especially if they’ve made a pity career out of committing you.
“mr agent man he’s my favorite and they don’t understand he’s got palm oil pants…”