Today, I was at my GP to attend my rescheduled appointment. There is always a small window for future appointments and normally afternoon, which is annoying when trying to organise kids collection from school, then keeping them entertained when the surgery is busy.
Normally, it is full of people in all shapes and ages but with a few ‘smellies’ who seem to camp there and don’t take personal hygiene seriously. I don’t like taking the kids as a result, so when it was rearranged for this morning, it suited so much better. And no hygienically challenged people either – result!
This is my monthly visit and review on medication. I’ve been on this particular med for 18 months now and although there was an initial hit, it’s not stopped me from burning out and breaking a second time.
After a few months of recuperation, I still feel that I’ve not made the progress I really can or should be making, so we talked on how we could kick things up somewhat. The answer we came up with is to reduce the meds, as I’ve been on them sometime, with a view to removing completely.
We also discussed CBT from a local charity that are aligned with mental health in this area, providing the front line care for the NHS and it is self referring, while working with the GP. I am still to find out what they do completely and CBT program is being recommended, so I will give it a go, despite some initial resistance from me on this. I have to find an alternative to what I’m doing to make better progress.
A friend contacted me recently and recommended something called the Lightning Process and I will also be looking at this as it worked for his partner very well. Something I really need to do is get the right program to move me along to better health and stick with it.
Anyone else have a similar experience and can give any input on what works for them? Would be great to hear your story to see if I and others can learn from your own experience.
It’s a journey and one that has no destination, so I’m on it for the duration. This means I have to learn to manage this illness more effectively and travel in more comfort and style, something I have not been good at doing.
Time to take the initiative back.
I look forward to hearing your stories of recovery.
Be kind to yourself.