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Finally made a doctor's appointment

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Jisatsu

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for next wednesday..

I'm nervous as hell :(
I also need to sort out how to get there by bus and think of what I'm going to say.. preferably without breaking down infront of my doctor.
 
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hi,

don't worry about a thing. my advice is this:

first, spend a bit of time thinking about what you want to say, and write it all down so you don't forget anything once you're there. (you could take the paper in with you, and even tell the doctor that you've written stuff down if you like - its no problem.)

maybe write down some questions for him/her too - i always forget to ask the most important things on these occasions.

if you're worried about any aspect of going to see the doc, say so - in fact say anything thats on your mind at all. don't be afraid of speaking up and taking up the doctor's time - thats what they're there for.

you don't need to accept any diagnosis, treatment or drugs. take everything slowly and consider everything carefully. talk things through with your folks/friends at every stage if you can. you can go back and see your doc anytime.

finally, you don't need to worry about breaking down. its absolutely acceptable to do this.

i hope you get a sympathetic ear friend. good luck.:)
 
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Jisatsu

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Thank you for the reply and advice :)
I'm thinking of taking some feelings I have written down in my diary, ones I might struggle to say out loud.
 
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Soren

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thats a really good idea. let us know how it goes! :) take care. soren.
 
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Well done for making that appointment! I hope it goes OK for you, let us know how you get on.
 
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Jisatsu

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Thank you all for the replies/support :)
I'll post a new thread on how it goes on wednesday x
 
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whatstheproblem?

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Don't want to sound patronising but well done Ji! That's a huge step in the right direction... Sure You will feel relieved after and be glad that you finally did it. :) xx
 
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DELATEXT

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Good luck you're very brave and not alone!!
The Doctor will help been there myself.
one step at a time ??


Delatext


:grouphug:
 
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Jisatsu

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Thank you all :)
I'm very nervous but my friend is coming with me for support because I know I'll be upset afterwards.
 
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