to insist on an emergency doctors appointment
Ludoole · 30/06/2015 22:56
I made an appointment a few months ago and ended up being given one 4 weeks later. At the time i was not coping with everything im under a lot of pressure at the moment. Anyway the night before the appointment dp's illness took a turn for the worst so i called and cancelled the appointment.
Today i have realised i need help desperately from the gp. I havent slept for more than 3 hours a night in a year. There is so much going on in my life at the moment (caring responsibilities for ill parents and my ill dp, im moving house in 3 weeks and getting married in just over a month)
Im close to breaking and need to see the gp but i really dont know if this qualifies as justification to ask for an emergency appointment tomorrow.
DoJo · 30/06/2015 23:48
You need it - your mental health is just as important as your physical health and if you feel like you are close to breaking than prevention would be MUCH better than trying to pick up the pieces if things get worse. Insist, explain how you feel and tell them that you need to be seen.
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TeresaGuidice · 01/07/2015 00:07
My husband had bit of a meltdown a while back due to stress and the GP was brilliant, they saw him right away. Told him he sees people in same position all the time and was nothing to be embarrassed about. If he hadn't gone that day it would have just got a lot worse.
And please ignore samsam who is either on the wind up or is just a complete charmer
ThisTimeIAmMagic · 01/07/2015 00:17
Please do go to your GP tomorrow. They will be kind. The pressure just creeps up and up sometimes and you have a lot on your plate. I saw the 'scary' doctor in our practice when I finally cracked and he was so lovely as I sat wailing and snotting all over his office. Take care of yourself
Ludoole · 01/07/2015 00:59
Samsam Im glad you could get on with it. I care for my dad (late stage alzheimers), my mum has depression (partly from dad and partly from problems she has been left with since she recovered from stage 3 cancer) and my dp has terminal cancer.
I guess im not as strong as you....
Thanks to all other posters. Im making the call tomorrow.
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