Hospital appointment

Hey everyone, how are you?

Today, is going to be an early start as I am going to a hospital in London with my mum.

Hospital

The hospital appointment is for my mum. She had life saving surgery a few years ago and this is her yearly check up. It is always nerve wrecking to go as I get anxious that something bad is going to happen. But i have to remind myself that it’s just a routine check up and we are past the worse that could happen. The hospital is in London because it is the national unit for our area. So, it will be an early start. The hospital provide transport if you are coming from outside London like we are. I’m an early riser because of my cat, but I usually go back to bed afterwards. But I wouldn’t miss going with my mum to this appointment as it’s important that she is supported.

It will be a long day and there will be a lot of waiting around. But there is a place to wait and for some of the time she will be in a day ward. In order to stop or at least curb my anxiety I will have some distractions with me. Mostly they will be watching or listening to stuff on my phone. But I am also going to take a book. We will be back late, but hopefully not too late. So, there will not be any opportunity to get anything done in terms of writing or getting my mental health story planned.

It will be the start of a busy week where I have appointments or groups on each day. But today will definitely be the longest. I have appointments with a physiotherapist and my lead practitioner. I have to do some POP forms for my session with her otherwise the session will not go ahead. I’m also feeling happier than I did last week, anxiety about today aside. I’m still sleeping better and the voices and nightmares have stopped for the moment. I think it is because I am less stressed than I have been from the previous weeks.

Thank you for reading and I hope that you have a good day.

Annette

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