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Hi Everyone, I have a huge problem and I'm a little upset with myself. I cannot get myself to go to doctors. When I make an appointment I end up canceling. I start to have anxiety really bad, yet I can go out to a store. Doctor app. I just can't do it. I need glasses, for the last several months I have had some numbness and tingling in both feet. I'm afraid to find out what the problem is. I think I pulled something in my shoulder sometimes it really hurts. I have other medical issues but I just can't seem to keep appt. Someone told me I'm going to end up in a home in a wheelchair. I tried to get someone to come here but can't find that kind of help. I am so disgusted with myself but I cannot go to appt. Please help, thank you.
 
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Hi @Taffy here in the uk were not having doctors appoints any more unless absolutely necessary but you can request a telephone call and if necessary a video call so it wont be as daunting as having to sit in a surgery. Would your surgery allow you to have a telephone consultation and could you cope with that
 
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Hi @Taffy here in the uk were not having doctors appoints any more unless absolutely necessary but you can request a telephone call and if necessary a video call so it wont be as daunting as having to sit in a surgery. Would your surgery allow you to have a telephone consultation and could you cope with that
I'm ashamed to say this but I did set up a telephone appt with a counceler and that even scared me. I never went through with it.😤
 
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Myself would always drag someone with me to the doctor appointment for example my little brother. After a time it became easier to go to doctor appointments. But I need to have a book and headset, to block out everything around me to keep me calm while waiting. Myself even had problems calling to make appointments and could have breakdowns. So I can perfectly understand the fear of going to the doctors.

So maybe have a friend that goes with you, it will be a bit motivating. I also try to not focus I’m going to the doctor until the last moment when it’s too late to cancel. Because I don’t want to pay for something I haven’t been to, which force me to go/ motivates me to go to the doctor.
 
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it must be a must be situation, if it is you need to let go and trust God.
 
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I bought one of those handheld massagers off amazon and it really helped me with a sore shoulder.
 
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