Just got back from the annual Trans Health Conference in Philadelphia. Just like in previous years, the content was interesting, the youth attendees were adorable and I really, really needed the break from work. This year was made slightly more uncomfortable by the fact that I am 5 months pregnant and no longer enjoying sitting in a straight-backed chair for 8 hours a day. Although on second thought, I have never really enjoyed sitting in a chair for 8 hours at a stretch under any circumstances. That’s part of the reason why I entered a career that requires me to walk briskly in circles around a clinic for 8-10 hours a day.
I’m a little too tired to write much, but I wanted to post an update on my patient with post-partum psychosis. She was taken to the ER by ambulance, where she was evaluated and then placed on a 72-hour hold. They started her on medication and discharged her at the end of the 3 days. Per the discharge summary, she was no longer feeling suicidal and the voices were starting to go away. I haven’t seen her since, but I am hopeful that she’s staying on her meds and feeling a little more like herself.