The true story of Sarah continues,. Jack, Sarah’s husband was patient and kind to Sarah’s through all her Bipolar episodes. Jack cared for Sarah and raised their the children through the 1960s, 1970s, 1980s and 1990s, despite receiving little extended family help and no community counselling support. There was, and still is, a wonderful organisation called ARAFMI, but Jack was never informed of this available help. Beverley Joy
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The following day, Jack took Sarah to the hospital, and she was admitted. After further observation, he was called to another meeting with Doctor Buchanan.
‘I would like to transfer Sarah to a different hospital in Wacol, where she can receive Electroconvulsive Therapy.’
‘What is that?’ Jack queried.
‘It is a psychiatric treatment,’ Dr Buchanan explained. ‘Patients are anaesthetized, and seizures are electronically induced for therapeutic effect. It is used in cases of severe depression like Sarah’s, where the patient has not responded to other treatments. It will erase her memories.’
‘Erase her memories? Why would you want to erase her memories?’
‘The procedure will erase the ones that are causing her depression. Hopefully, this will help Sarah finally move on from her past traumas and lead a normal life again.’
Jack shook his head.
‘I don’t know how I feel about that. It sounds horrible.’
‘It is the best treatment I can recommend for her at this stage.’
To be continued…
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