I’m just home after seeing Dr. barry. We had a really great apt.
We talked about my sleep. I told her Eileen and me decided that we’d try to work on the sleep issues in the new year. I am planning on going in to therapy on Monday and hopefully working some on that. Dr. Barry thought that would be good. She advised me to keep taking the fenergan and not to go more than 3 days consecutively without getting some sleep. She said it wasnt good to try to function on little to no sleep. So tonight I am going to take one of the tablets. And hope tomorrow morning I wont be too groggy to function. I dont have to be anywhere tomorrow anyway, so if I am a little groggy or non functional then thats ok.
We talked about Remy sending over some paperwork to Eileen. Remy is the did specialist who diagnosed us. He also came over last november to do a review. He said back then that each year he wants to redo the psychometric tests to see what progress we’ve mad and see how we’re doing. Eileen told me before christmas that he’d been in touch. She said once the new year comes we’ll work on filling out the test sheets and getting them back to him. I was just basically filling Dr. barry in on that today. She said she thinks its worthwhile to do the psychometric testing, for me to see how far I’ve come, as I told her today, I dont see the progress, to me, its like going two steps forward and then one step back again. She said I cant see the progress I’m making because I am right there in the middle of it. So this will hopefully help me to see the work I am doing in a more objective light.
We talked about our time of working together. I’ve been working with Dr. barry for 5 years now. Since november of 2013. So we’re going into our sixth year of working together. I cannot believe that. I’ve never worked with a doctor for such a long time. I did also find out from her that she only started working as a consultant in my catchment area in may of 2013, and then we started working with her in november of 2013. So basically, I’ve almost been working with her for the entire length of time she’s been a consultant. Thats pretty damn cool I think.
She asked me if I’d processed what happened to my client, you remember one of my clients from friendly call killed himself? I told her that I hadnt really processed it. We talked about my work that I did over christmas. I told her I’d worked from home. She said she wouldnt advise me to do that too often. I said I didnt have a choice, but normally I’d never do that. She said its important for me to keep my work at work, and my home life separate from my work life. I already know that, but it helped to talk it through with her. It helped me when she validated my feelings about work and about keeping work separate from home life.
I arranged to see her again in two weeks. My next apt will be in the afternoon, since I start college next week. It works out well since I finish college at 12:30, then I can go to moms and have some lunch before going to see dr. barry.
I told her I’m due to have a phone check in with Eileen today. She asked me about the break, how I did with it. I told her it was tough. We found it tough and very difficult to go 3 weeks without seeing Eileen. I told her I’m glad we’ll have a check in call today.
It was a good apt and when I got done she walked me to the front entrance, so I could wait for a taxi to pick me up. Its so nice of her to do that. She doesnt have to do that. Most doctors wouldnt do it. So I’m very grateful that she is so kind and wants to help me out. And I appreciate that she does that for me.