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Old 02-02-2015, 01:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I finally called the DR for an appt. But obviously I avoid the Dr, haven't seen him in years and wow I did not realize how long a wait it was to get an appt. A full month away. I also gathered up my bravery and managed to call 3 separate psychologists offices. One isn't taking new pt's. One only has a therapy dog and it's specialist available. I had no idea that was a thing. The final office had a visit also a month out. Wow. At least i did it but it left me feeling deflated.
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Well that's really a smart move Niamh. It will ease your mind.
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Old 02-02-2015, 01:24 PM   #3 (permalink)
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It's too bad you have to wait a month to see a dr but you can use the time to work on your recovery.
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Great stuff Niamh!! The hard part was making the call!!
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Old 02-02-2015, 02:00 PM   #5 (permalink)
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You're right. It was hard. I've been thinking about calling for two maybe three months. I did already think, well I'll just use this month to get even more healthy. Maybe lose some weight, get my BP down. Do the relaxation things.
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You done really well niamh congrats
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Great news! I was gonna say 1 month is fast but I remember feeling the same. I never worried about my health and then when I did ----had to wait. It's worth knowing where you're at health-wise. Congrats on making the calls.
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That is SO frustrating!!! You finally get the courage up to make that difficult call, and then you have to wait.

I too had not been to see a doctor in a LONG time and it took a lot of encouragement from my wife to make that call, but once I got in there and had an honest discussion with him in regards to my health, addiction, and overall well being I was much happier.

You got this, like you said work on some health issues in the meantime and when the time comes be confident and honest with him/her.
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Old 02-02-2015, 03:27 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Thank you everyone. I am doing better. I feel good today. So, I'm going to try and not worry about the month until the appt. I am looking forward to filling out the "How many drinks do you have.." section with a big ZERO though
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