The right thing

Back from all the doctor appointments.

Things will be fine.

Dr. A. was very helpful. I got all my questions answered and everything sorted out. I did get blood drawn, as well as a long overdue booster shot. I didn’t faint, didn’t even really freak out too badly. I consider that a victory in and of itself, considering it’s been over a year since I’ve had any needle work done. (Ha! ‘Needle work.’ Yeah, I know, bad pun.)

As for Doctor, well, I haven’t seen Doctor in a while, and the center had some policy changes since the last time I saw him. So, despite still being a patient of his, I had to go through an ‘initial evaluation’ before I could even get an appointment set up. So I won’t officially be seeing Doctor again until next month, which was the very earliest the center could get me on Doctor’s schedule. That means no medication for another month.

It’s okay. I can get through until then.

Kind of an added bonus – despite my wariness of therapists anymore, the gentleman I had my initial evaluation with was one of the center’s therapists. He pointed out that I might have anxiety issues on top of the dual afflictions (I don’t doubt it!), and that they might best be handled with talk therapy. But he didn’t try to sway my decision about not seeing a therapist at this time. He said it was a good idea to get medication started again first. He said if ever I needed any additional help in the future, he would be more than willing to meet with me. Which was really nice of him.

I have a lot to sort out and think on in the meantime, but it’s a start.

And everyone I talked to today said I was doing the right thing, in getting back on track with doctors and medication, and taking care of myself.

I’m on the right track then. I’m doing the right thing.

Well, I’m trying, anyway.

We’ll wait and see, I guess.


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