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Tuesday - help at last

Discussion in 'ARCHIVE FORUM: Support discussions' started by Michele, Oct 23, 2007.

  1. Michele

    Michele Registered User

    Oct 6, 2007
    1,224
    Hi everyone.

    Well today went reallly well. We went to see the doctor and she was absolutely wonderful. She knew all about mum and also about dads passing, so that was very encouraging right from the start.

    I told her that mum had seen someone about her AD, but they weren't coming again for six months. Straight away she said that was not good enough, and is getting on to the proper people straight away and saying that mum needs to be assessed more often and also that we want all the help we can get.

    She then asked how we thought mum was coping and she had noted that she looked very tired and low. It is not surprising she feels like this, having just lost dad and she was with him for 55 years. So the doctor has given her a dose of mild antidepressents and she is also having a full blood test in 2 weeks time, and then back to the doctor in 3 weeks time. At last, someone is helping.

    Afterwards we had a lovely day, we went shopping, had lunch out, went to the cemetary to put some more flowers down, went and bought some lovely plants for her garden. She shed a few tears, but she is doing ok.

    I now am very tired, and I am going to have a glass of wine, or maybe two :D

    I am sorry this is a long thread, but it is so lovely having people who care to talk to and just listen. Thank you everyone.

    Love
    Michele
    xx
     
  2. jenniferpa

    jenniferpa Volunteer Moderator

    Jun 27, 2006
    39,419
    Dear Michele

    It is a tremendous relief when someone who potentially can help (i.e. the GP) "gets" it. isn't it? It's all very well for us to empathize (and we do, we do), but finally getting some feedback from the powers that be makes a real difference.

    Keep us posted

    Love
     
  3. Skye

    Skye Registered User

    Aug 29, 2006
    17,000
    SW Scotland
    Dera Michele

    I'm so glad the doctor understood your mum's situation, and was prepared to do something about it. Let's hope the medication hleps, and you manage to get some support for your mum

    It sounds as if you've had a lovely day together. Enjoy your wine, you deserve it.

    Love,
     
  4. Grannie G

    Grannie G Volunteer Moderator

    Apr 3, 2006
    68,721
    Kent
    It`s a good tiredness, Michele, after a very successful day.

    Your mother may have shed a few tears, but I`m sure she feels better now she knows she will be monitored and there may be help on the way for her.

    Have a good evening.

    Love xx
     
  5. okmurrays

    okmurrays Registered User

    Oct 17, 2007
    118
    kelowna, bc, canada
    Sounds like a positive result all round to me.
    Well done.
    Have a big glass of wine, put your feet up and relax!
     
  6. Taffy

    Taffy Registered User

    Apr 15, 2007
    1,314
    Dear Michele,

    I am really pleased that you are getting some results. I hope that your mum is feeling brighter soon, glad you had a lovely day.

    Take Care Taffy.
     

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