A few weeks ago I went to the Doctors. I was feeling really tired, more so than usual. I try to go to the doctors as little as possible, but I thought that something might be wrong with me. At the back of my head though I was 99% sure that they would say it was depression.
The last time I went to the doctors for feeling tired a few years ago she said it was probably depression, but sent me for some blood tests to rule other things out. This time the doctor said a similar thing, but I had 6 vials of blood taken and a note was put on my file to make another appointment. Last week I went back and the a different doctor said it sounded like stress and gave me a number to self refer myself to my local mental health services.
I thought maybe some counselling was what I needed, since I wanted some last year but the waiting list was 3 months long. So I called, then they told me to refer myself online, then someone else called and they set up a phone call consultation for today.
A woman called. Her voice was very nice, soft and polite, which is obviously what you want but it made me laugh as it felt a little fake. We ended up talking for 40 minutes, both kind of confused about what my current issue is and what I am after. However she said that she thought the services would help me, but that the waiting time was longer than 3 months. How long? 8 months. Wow.
How do these people cope waiting for 8 months? I have my art practice which helps me a lot, but how do other people work through their problems? I guess urgent people get seen quicker.
She is going to send me some forms, I return them, then she calls me again and we are going to see if there are any other options. I am guessing by that point I might feel like I don't need it again, which generally happens, especially now that this seems to be becoming a project...