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MadCow1
MadCow1 Community member Posts: 397 Pioneering
Hi everyone,

Hope you are all well?!

What a stressful day I have had.

Received my report from recent  mental health triage, the person I spoke to didn't put half of what I told her in the report. I got that stressed out I phoned Samaritans,but at least I have a referral,so it's a calm end to the day.

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  • Sandy_123
    Sandy_123 Scope Member Posts: 52,489 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi @MadCow1 glad you got your referral after a stressful day. Its also good you used a helpline. Are you just relaxing now.
  • MadCow1
    MadCow1 Community member Posts: 397 Pioneering
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    Yes Sandy _123, just relaxing now. The hot weather doesn't help though,I'm not good with the heat.
  • Sandy_123
    Sandy_123 Scope Member Posts: 52,489 Disability Gamechanger
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    Yes it's a warm 1 tonight, nice breeze from the window tho
  • MadCow1
    MadCow1 Community member Posts: 397 Pioneering
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    Yes it is warm  & I agree that there's a cooling breeze,but because of my phobia of arachnids,(I can't even say or type the word s*I**r)my  bedroom window stays firmly shut,ha ha ha.
  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Scope Posts: 12,503 Disability Gamechanger
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    I'm sorry to hear you had such a stressful day @MadCow1. How are you feeling today? 

    I'm glad that you felt able to reach out to Samaritans for support when you needed it. Please do continue to use those helplines, along with 999 in the case of an emergency. 

    Hopefully you'll be able to explain more about your experiences and the challenges you face with someone later on in the process :) Have they said what will happen next?

    It's certainly very warm! Make sure you stay hydrated and keep yourself as cool as you can.
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  • MadCow1
    MadCow1 Community member Posts: 397 Pioneering
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    Hi Tori_Scope, 

    I feel much better today thank you.

    I got a phone call to say that I have an appointment booked for 4th August with Community Treatment Team,so I will be able to go into more detail about how I feel,face to face, that's why I am feeling better today & much calmer. I am taking a friend with me to the appointment.

    I am not looking forward to the weather getting hotter.
  • Alex_Alumni
    Alex_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,562 Disability Gamechanger
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    Thanks for updating us @MadCow1 I'm glad you're feeling better today, and you'll have a friend to support you at the appointment :)

    And as for the weather, I wish we had air conditioning!
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  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Scope Posts: 12,503 Disability Gamechanger
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    That's good to hear @MadCow1 :) How are you getting on?

    Yes, it was far too hot! I hope you managed to get through it okay. Fingers crossed the worst of it is behind us for the time being.
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  • MadCow1
    MadCow1 Community member Posts: 397 Pioneering
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    Hi everyone,

    Hope you are all well?

    Sorry I didn't comment yesterday,I was totally wiped out with the heat. 

    Went to physio appointment,he checked me over & gave me exercises to do at home, but if no improvement   in 2 months I can contact him & make an appointment to see him again.

    It was a tiny room & he had trainee in,so can you imagine the heat in that room?!

    Pleased that today is cooler.

    Stay safe.
  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Scope Posts: 12,503 Disability Gamechanger
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    There's no need to apologise @MadCow1! It was so hot earlier this week I think we've all been feeling a bit wiped out. 

    How are you feeling about doing the exercises at home? 
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  • MadCow1
    MadCow1 Community member Posts: 397 Pioneering
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    Hi @Tori_Scope,

    Hope you are okay?

    To be honest,I just wish these doctors would take things seriously.

    I have been doing the exercises,but at the moment I don't feel any improvement,although it is early days.

    I will,if it doesn't work after 2 months,be contacting him again.

    He told me to contact docs again about my ankles & left arm clicking & request x-rays.

    I feel like I am just getting passed around & not been taken seriously.




  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Scope Posts: 12,503 Disability Gamechanger
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    It can be tough to feel as though you're not being taken seriously, but try to keep going @madcow1 :) 

    From my own experience, it can be a little while before you start to feel the positive effects of doing exercises, but it can be well worth the effort. It's good that you'll be able to contact them again if you don't feel things are improving at all. 

    Is your doctor supportive? 
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  • MadCow1
    MadCow1 Community member Posts: 397 Pioneering
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    Hi @Tori_Scope

    Well they are all new docs on panel,others have retired & it's pot luck to who you get,plus it can be a different one each time,so they don't know me really. I am keep having to push about my mental health,as they don't take my anxiety seriously.
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