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General Discussion / Re: hope to see a psychiatrist...
« Last post by Peace on January 06, 2019, 08:12:13 AM »
Pretty sure the thought that entered my mind as to why there's not such a long wait for geriatric psychiatrist won't help your health anxiety, Peter  ::)

I'm the same, Paul. My previous family doctor was good as far as having tests done if concerned, etc, but her understanding of mental health conditions and her bedside manner prompted me to change. Very happy with the current gp.

Same for psychiatrists. Previous one had me so anxious I would write to him, then re-write several times as an OCD compulsion. When I changed from him to my recently retired one I started by writing to the new one until I became comfortable enough the anxiety dissipated and the OCD writing and re-writing compulsion disappeared.

Sadly my most recent psychiatrist retired, but I'm fortunate in that after 25 years in the mental health system he diagnosed me and I'm confident his diagnosis is accurate. I phoned several others upon his retirement and my phone calls weren't even returned so I decided instead of putting myself through more medication trials by obtaining the only psychiatrist available where I live who has very poor reviews I'd just stick with my current gp for medication.

Best wishes with the new psychiatrist, Peter! We're all worth being treated well.  :)
General Discussion / Re: hope to see a psychiatrist...
« Last post by paulm on January 05, 2019, 06:11:29 PM »
Hello Peter. I hate going to a new doctor(shrinks included). I've certainly seen enough doctors that I shouldn't be nervous, but I always am. I hope that this doctor turns out to be good one for you. Take Care. paulm
General Discussion / Re: hope to see a psychiatrist...
« Last post by Pleeb on January 01, 2019, 03:04:13 AM »
Update:  found out today I have an appt with one (geriatric, I assume) on February 8.  :D

I'm surprised my appt is so soon!.....compared to what I've heard about other people trying to see psychiatrists.

Just a theory - maybe there are lots of geriatric psychiatrists, and therefore they have a smaller workload?
Or, psychiatrists take older people first.

General Discussion / Re: Merry Xmas to all
« Last post by Dragonfly on December 28, 2018, 07:29:19 PM »
Merry Belated Christmas everyone!

General Discussion / Re: Merry Xmas to all
« Last post by Peace on December 24, 2018, 07:22:34 AM »
Merry Christmas Mom and everyone  :)
General Discussion / Re: Merry Xmas to all
« Last post by Pleeb on December 24, 2018, 04:07:13 AM »
Mom, you have some great and upbeat thoughts!

The same to you this holiday season.

General Discussion / Re: Ready for Christmas/Holidays?
« Last post by Pleeb on December 24, 2018, 04:05:52 AM »
What a coincidence!  Both late brother and wife were avid birders.

Not sure what I'm doing tomorrow or Christmas....if nothing much, that's o.k.

General Discussion / Re: Merry Xmas to all
« Last post by paulm on December 23, 2018, 07:12:45 PM »
Hello Momfellinglost. I agree with everything you say. I too wish everyone a happy and safe holiday season.Merry Christmas to one and a happy New Year to one and all. Take Care. paul m
General Discussion / Merry Xmas to all
« Last post by momfellinglost on December 23, 2018, 12:06:10 AM »
 I often just lurk on this site. But I would like everyone to know that having this safe space with some of the best kinds of people in this world is a comfort to me. We are not perfect but no one is. This site is filled with kind non-judgmental people. The kindness and help offered here could teach the world a few things. So how ever you celebrate the season may it bring you joy and comfort. And may the new year bring light and happiness into your life. And know that having each and everyone one of you here to lend an ear in times of need is a great thing you do and I know it has made a difference in my life and sure it has in others as well.
General Discussion / Re: Ready for Christmas/Holidays?
« Last post by Peace on December 17, 2018, 06:19:45 AM »
Peter, that's awesome!  :) My daughter just completed an 8 month internship with the Toronto Wildlife Centre and her prime duty was bird rehabilitation and release. Great cause.

I'm ready. Gifts bought and wrapped. I'm hosting this year, first year on my own. I started about 6 weeks ago scanning the flyers and walking to stores to pick up what's needed for the meal.

Punch, spirits, egg nog, brownies, cookies, chocolates, chips as snacks. Turkey, 2 kinds of stuffing, mashed potatoes, turnip and carrots mix, gravy, cranberry sauce and strawberry zinfandel for the meal. Cheesecake and apple pie for dessert.

Last Thursday I decided to walk to Walmart to buy the last of the items needed. I got lost! I left my home at 6:20 am and didn't arrive back in my apartment until 9:15 am with soaking wet feet. I'm happy I've now got everything I need. Just have to clean on the 23rd, bake on the 24th, and cook the meal on the 25th. Looking forward to the day. I LOVE Christmas.

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