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General Discussion / Re: hope to see a psychiatrist...
« on: January 09, 2019, 01:34:26 am »
Thanks, guys.

I'm lucky - I've only seen one psychiatrist, and I saw him for 15 (?) years. 

I'm not including two (or more?) resident psychiatrists at St. Mike's years ago.  I stopped going because of no rapport with psychiatrists I only saw for months, and then not again.

I got an appointment with the psychiatrist I saw for 15 (?) years soon after - I saw his name in the paper in an article about CBT.  This was ages ago.


General Discussion / Re: hope to see a psychiatrist...
« 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
« 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?
« 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.


Right about constantly making adjustments!

I have a completely different "on my mind," but I forgot it. memory!


General Discussion / Re: Ready for Christmas/Holidays?
« on: December 17, 2018, 02:35:43 am »
Hi, guys.....Our "Christmas" on Saturday was o.k.....but a little flat with deceased brother not there.  It was o.k. all in all.

We had a second Christmas party with turkey today, but I wasn't in the mood because of Saturday.
We had a Christmas party with turkey last week, with an Elvis impersonator after dinner.  I snuck off to buy some stuff at Home Depot.

Turns out the Elvis impersonator is the son of last year's Elvis impersonator!!


General Discussion / Ready for Christmas/Holidays?
« on: December 15, 2018, 12:58:59 am »
We have Christmas on the 15th due to some relatives' schedules, one relative's birthday is Christmas etc.

We do potluck.

We usually pick a name out of a hat the previous Christmas to give that person a surprise gift.

This year, we're donating money to The Toronto Wildlife Centre in memory of my brother who just passed away.  He was a "birder."

If he saw a bird, he could often tell if it's gender, and if it was a juvenile or an adult!  ;)


Eureka!  Haven't thought this out completely, but I softened my position on this.

A person could ask why it is taking ME so long to change -
-my being untidy
-putting things off etc....


General Discussion / Re: hope to see a psychiatrist...
« on: December 05, 2018, 06:16:51 pm »
Hi, Peace....Maybe it did....a bit.  This was ages ago - can't clearly remember.

BTW, my psychiatrist used to take my cigarette pack and throw it in the garbage in his office.... :-[

I quit on my own since then.....not exactly on my own - Nicoderm, support group at CAMH.


General Discussion / Re: hope to see a psychiatrist...
« on: December 02, 2018, 05:58:01 pm »
all he'd have to say to me is "you've talked about doing that since our initial appointments, please have it done by next appointment" and that was all I needed.

My ex psychiatrist used to tell me to leave a message on his phone once I've accomplished the task.


General Discussion / What's on your mind? Do something about social phobia.
« on: November 30, 2018, 04:16:16 am »
We have a category of "what's on your mind?"  On Mood Garde, another forum.

On my mind will be the social phobia in our family......and people not going anything about it.... :(

The social phobia will be more visible. when we all get together.  (sorry for not being inarticulate about this...)

Since I'll be seeing family members at Christmas....(we exchange gifts on the 15, and bring potluck)  Actually, instead of gifts we donale to Toronto Wildlife.....I think. 

I used to have a lot of social phobia....worked on it - Psychiatrist, support groups at MDAO????

I do/did something, A LOT about the social phobia, but no one else seems to.    :o

But, I realize my relatives aren't
genetically identical to me........because I can change, doesn't mean they cah also change.  Sorry if I'm inarticulate.

But still...........btw, because I strongly think this, that doesn't mean I'll confront people about this....Not suitable, in various ways.


If you have any questions......

General Discussion / hope to see a psychiatrist...
« on: November 27, 2018, 04:30:51 am »
I'll mention it to nurse practitioner soon.  It would be a geriatric one, as I'm 71.

I need help with procrastinating, for one thing........that's a BIG thing.

Possible reason for procrastinating/avoiding......"I'm not worth it".....i.e.,re doing self improvement things.  "I"m not worth improving, so why bother?"
Just a thought.


Re health anxiety, my friend in Japan (he's from here) says he's a hypochondriac....I haven't really noticed that.  Maybe he doesn't open up enough - typical male! :o
He asked his Dr. for blood pressure medication, even though his b.p. is normal.  Dr. gives him prescription!

That was a couple of years ago.  He now has fibromyalgia...(sp.).....I'm sure that it's real, as his pain is pretty bad, among other ailments.

I know some Dr.'s think it's imaginary, but his isn't....he's suffering.


General Discussion / Re: Sleep clinic...
« on: November 27, 2018, 03:43:14 am »
So much positive feedback!

I can get used to wearing the mask - a person can get used to almost anything.

Re getting used to things, I haven`t used salt for over 30 years.  The odd food (very few), I have to have salt, like fish and chips, corn.

The last few months only, I`ve been putting a bit of salt on potatoes.

During my 30`s, my blood pressure was slightly high.  Dr. said to cut down on salt....or don`t use any?......I forget.


I realize there's a lot of hidden salt in food.

General Discussion / Re: Sleep clinic...
« on: November 22, 2018, 08:59:14 pm »
I found out I have sleep apnea.....didn't know I have that.

I'll have to wear a CPAP mask.

I test drove one on my nose only at the sleep clinic.

I can adjust to wearing one when I sleep.....not the end of the world.
Some people say they sleep more soundly wearing one.


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