I have one tomorrow (from writing this, it will be qued and appear as a post a few days after the event). I am utterly terrified. Phones are horrible things and I can’t do them and am currently having trouble speaking, the letter telling me about this only arrived a few days ago. The letter only gives telephone numbers as ways of re-arranging things, there is a return adress, but three days over a weekend would not allow a letter to get there in time and may not be read for ages. It is one in the morning, they are calling in 9 hours, I cannot sleep for anxiety/fear. I have a friend coming round for support/talking if I can’t, but I don’t know if they’ll allow that and am really worried about it. If I miss the call I have to do the referral all over again, I was refuted by a psychiatric nurse, they’ll have those tests things about feelings over the past 2 weeks, they must know my mind is a horrible place to be, so I don’t understand why this phone call has to be done as they must know how unable many people with mental health problems can’t do phones. I’m feeling so scared right now,I don’t want it, I want it to go away, to not have to happen but I really need head things to happen and it won’t happen without this, but this really isn’t helping, I want it to go aay, I want it to leave me alone, I want it to go.
Hey there Jrincewind (sorry, I couldn’t find your name or pronoun on your blog)!
Same here, when you are in no condition to answer a call or go to an appointment you have to start over and more often than not I end up switching doctor/hospital altogether because it’s easier than trying to explain yourself to people who don’t seem to understand in the first place.
I hope you managed to answer your phone and that it ended up well.
Either way, I hope you have a great day and a fantastic summer! (˘⌣˘)˘⌣˘ C)