Meeting our new social worker, Mary

This morning we met our new social worker, Mary.
It went really well. Dr. barry was with us when we made introductions.
Mary was really nice. She is very warm and very kind.
I think we will work well together.
I, Carol anne was the one who met her. I was really nervous meeting her. I was so glad dr. barry was with me.
Dr. Barry introduced me as carol anne. But Mary said hi Shirley when she walked in and shook my hand. Luckily though Dr. barry told her she’d only ever met Shirley twice and that it would be me Carol anne, or Liz that she’d be dealing with.
She seemed to accept this and she seemed ok with it.
Dr. barry told her how I and Liz had built up a great relationship with Karen, the last social worker on the team and how it was a huge deal for us when she left.
And still is. We’re still finding it hard to get our heads around the fact that Karen is really gone.
Mary made a joke about having big shoes to fill, and she said that everyone she’s worked with so far really liked Karen and said she was an amazing social worker, which she was.
Dr. barry started telling her about us, and about the things we’re currently doing, like volunteering, doing a college course in addiction studies, working on the ILS course…and Mary was like, Carol anne, how do you fit all of that into a week?
Lol I had to laugh then because, like, I dunno! But I do!
I think she was impressed with all of the things we are doing right now!
She gave me her phone number and told me to have a think about what I’d like to work with her on and then to call her and we’d connect and have a chat about it.
I agreed to this. I feel confident that we can make a good team and have a good working relationship. Not sure about how we’ll attach to her but its early days yet.
When she left the room, dr. barry kept asking me if I was ok. I told her I was mentally comparing Mary to karen already in my head. She said this was normal and that although Mary is different to Karen in many ways, that she’s lovely and a good social worker. I agree I think she is.

Author: Carol Anne

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 “Meeting our new social worker, Mary”

  1. Mary sounds like a lovely person. Hope she can help. Maybe she can be the person to talk to when Eileen is away? Just a thought. This way you can have someone to talk to. I keep having to miss my therapy appts because of pain. I am glad he is understanding though.


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