Second dr. barry appointment this week

so yesterday i saw dr. barry for the second time this week. we had a great appointment. we mostly talked about how we’d been doing since monday. i told her about the flashbacks i’d been having, and we talked for a while about ways to distract and try to cope with them.
i talked to her about the supports i was using. my email group, my blog, my online friends. she did not know i had an email group, but she did know about my blog. she thought the group was a great idea and she encouraged me to keep reaching out to my online friends.
i told her my online friends are so awesome. and they arent afraid to be direct with me. tell me things from their point of view. i was telling her how close all of us on my dissociative talk group were. she said its great that they
can be so direct.
we talked a little about increased contact. she kept reassuring me that it is ok that i need extra contact right now. i told her how some people think i am way too needy and that she does too much for me and also how they think eileen goes way beyond her duties for me. she said its probably more about them and what they’d like to have for their own treatment than it is about me and whether my team do too much for me or not.
it was good to get all that out there.
i’m not seeing her again until next wednesday because i have therapy on Monday and wont be able to make a morning appointment then.


Author: manyofus1980

I am a woman in my mid 30's. I'm blind and I have dissociative identity disorder, I also have complex PTSD. I blog about my life with these disorders. I live in Ireland.

8 thoughts on “Second dr. barry appointment this week”

  1. I imagine it felt good to share your concerns about needing extra support. I’m glad you were validated and that she reminded you that this is about you and not what others think or feel. Good for you!!!

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  2. I’m glad you had a good appointment. I hope you’ll feel free to reach out and ask for extra things like check-ins throughout this period where you’re worried about your mom. Anything that will help with the rock of stability is a good thing.

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