Catch up with my OT

So this morning I saw my OT mark. We hadnt met in a while. We usually meet every four to six weeks.

Last week we were meant to meet but then we didnt as traffic was against mark and he wasnt able to make our apt. But that was ok, we made up for lost time today.

We talked about the basement club and all of the changes there. He said it was good that we the members are being allowed to take more ownership of our own mental health club. I agree it is. He also said that it seems the new staff are trying to freshen things up a little bit, and come at things with fresh eyes and a new perspective. I suppose thats true in lots of ways.

They changed the whole basement club layout around last week on the day they cleaned the centre. So yeah. Definitely a new perspective happening.

We talked about therapy and this time of year being hard for us. Mark is always interested in how we’re doing emotionally and mentally. He is a very caring OT. He likes to know that we’re ok.

He kept praising us and saying that we were doing so well since he first started working with us. He said 4 or 5 years ago we definitely wouldnt have been in the place we are now. I agree. We’ve come a long way since starting to work with him.

We had a very funny conversation though. Last week and this week, we were texting with him outside of our appointment time. I sent one text. Then he sent one back. I didnt reply right away. I said I’d wait for a little bit. anyway I must have got distracted and one of the kids replied to his text and put a load of imogies in with the reply! Haha! He found this to be so hilarious. He said he even spoke to one of his colleagues and was like, thats strange, one of the alters must have sent that to me as she’d never put imogies in my texts. Lol.

So yeah. I got a good laugh out of that. I found out it was Emily who had replied to his text. And she put a sunflower and 2 hearts and a grinning face in the reply.

He did a little research for me on security pendants. You know the kind you wear around your neck when your home alone just in case you fall or have an accident. He told me most of the ones he’d seen have a montly fee. He said the guy who put in my house alarm may be able to help me by wiring up another sorta alarm to do this job. He said ask him, and if he cant, text him back and he’ll get the guy who fitted his house alarm to come look at mine for me. That sounds really good to me so I will first ask my own guy, and then if its a no go, I’ll text mark about it.

Other than that we just chatted about boring every day stuff. It was a great apt though. We set up another one in a months time.

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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.

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