Originally posted by shay
Okay, you can't just throw something juicy like that out there and not give DETAILS.
So what happened???????????? Share for the nosey. :chuckle
I work in Psychiatric Research. When I was in KS, one of my pts at the Univ of KS was 25 years younger than me and schizophrenic. Also VERY large, 6 ft +. He also lived 3 hours away with his parents and they always accompanied him. I had to do lengthy interviews with these folks (called a PANSS interview) to identify and quantify type and intensity of symptoms. This guy decided that since I listened to him (neither family nor friends EVER let him talk about his symptoms) that I was the woman for him...
Anyway, after he brought it up, I thought I deflected it rather well (tends to happen often with the guys, they are so lonely), but NOOOOO!
Right outside my office was a stairway which I used often because at the time I was also in nursing school
(and doing my mental health rotation which was in walking distance. It just doesn't get better than that).
ANYWAY, it's a day I have no patients scheduled, I'm running late, I rush through the stairway door, and there he is, 3 hours away from home, no parents in sight. He attempts to grab me, but I'm halfway down the stairs already (seems like I was always rushing then). RAN the rest of the way to the mental health facility (of course, through a parking lot with no one in sight). Shaky when I get there, call back to the office, warn the nurse (he's gone already, no one knows where). My professor makes sure someone takes me back to my car, halfway across campus, so I don't walk alone (once you have a campus permit you have to stay in YOUR OWN LOT no matter what. We used to call the people in charge the Parking Nazis).
The pt turned up several more times, each time "borrowing" mom & dad's car; finally between his parents and campus police, he was "persuaded" not to come back to KU.
Since I had just taken out a VPO in regards to my ex-husband (who had threatened me with a gun), the stalking incident coming at that time was really frightening.