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Offline LEH

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Re: New to therapy and help
« Reply #10 on: December 04, 2012, 05:54:11 PM »
My husband phoned an made an appointment for Thursday.  He explained that I wanted to chat to the Dr but he would be with me etc so she is expecting us both.  Don't know if I can tell the Dr everything so he can speak for me.  I know I will clam up and be terrified.  Feel sick at the thought of going but at least I have him with me.  ::-\: :-X

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Re: New to therapy and help
« Reply #11 on: December 04, 2012, 08:39:21 PM »
Jot a few notes down to take too - it's only a brief amount of time that you have to talk to your doctor, and even if hubby is speaking you still need to make sure that you don't miss things that could influence your gp's course of action.
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Re: New to therapy and help
« Reply #12 on: December 04, 2012, 09:31:04 PM »
That's a great idea, I have no doubt that hubby will go well prepared.  Wish it wasn't so hard to go... keep getting clamy and hot and cold thinking about it.

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Re: New to therapy and help
« Reply #13 on: December 04, 2012, 10:40:21 PM »
Hi. I'm very new here, but I am terrified of the idea of actually going and asking for help. I just wanted to say that I think you're being really courageous, and I hope that the doctor is helpful. Writing stuff down seems like a good idea.  :hug1:

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Re: New to therapy and help
« Reply #14 on: December 04, 2012, 10:43:43 PM »
Thank you :thumbsup: My Doctor is a very straight to the point no messing Dr.... the type I think who will want to help and not just fob me off. I hope anyway!!!

PS I really hope you can get soon also xxx  :hug2:

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Re: New to therapy and help
« Reply #15 on: December 06, 2012, 06:27:18 PM »
I went, my husband came with me.  She was brilliant, very matter of fact with no fussing.  Gave us the number of a Counsellor to call.  I've given my husband the number cos I know I won't call, but it was step 1 completed.

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Re: New to therapy and help
« Reply #16 on: December 06, 2012, 07:19:15 PM »
Congratulations - taking that first step is an achievement in itself.
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Re: New to therapy and help
« Reply #17 on: December 07, 2012, 08:42:51 PM »
Thank you.

I couldn't stop crying all night after going.  No idea why.... just couldn't stop.  :hissy:

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Re: New to therapy and help
« Reply #18 on: December 15, 2012, 03:02:15 AM »
I still haven't called.  My husband has been amazing and not pushing me.  I think I'll try and get an apt in early Jan.  New year / new start..... lets see...... x

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Re: New to therapy and help
« Reply #19 on: December 21, 2012, 01:58:49 AM »
how do you feel about calling now?

might be worth considering that these things take time to actually happen with waiting lists etc.
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