1) A certified and trained prostitute of the mind, who naturally charges for his/her services by the hour. 2) Someone who thinks that problems thought up by the mind can be solved by even more thinking … lol 😂
Well it could be a good thing if no-one reads this blog (???) with the above ‘urban dictionary’ definition of a Psychologist! Can you imagine the over-reactors reading it? They wouldn’t of even read it all before getting pissed off & highly offended – when clearly it’s a joke! 😆
I only did it for fun as I’m feeling pretty crappy, and it’s one of those days where I’m best left on my own so I focus on my ‘mind over matter’ strategy to keep the pain levels under control.
In saying that though, and as much as I hate to admit it because I don’t like letting the pain get the better of me – I’m kinda struggling.
My neck has decided to be a bitch so it’s looking like an early night for me so I can stretch it out and take some of pressure of it. 😑
Anyways, I had my 1st session with the psychologist yesterday and it actually went well!
I found it really easy to talk to her, which is obviously important, and even though it’s early days – we got off to a pretty good start.
I had to laugh though when she was going through the referral paperwork and asked me what Erlers Dan Lows Syndrome was? lol 😁
We established the goal is for me to learn tools to help deal with the EDS diagnosis emotional roller-coaster, and to also build a bridge between me, pain, and pain killers.
I know the emotional roller-coaster I’m on is probably going to get a lot worse before it starts getting better, but I’m OK with that and ready to rock, roll and rumble.
I’m going to sign off for now as I’m struggling with my neck at the moment and even though I may be fiercely stubborn when it comes to my body and the pain – I also know when I’m getting my ass kicked in and losing the battle 😕
It’s time for me to wave the white flag and go lay down for a while.
I’ll continue this tomorrow – maybe?
Hugs / Peace Out! Essie ❣
(Edited/Added – Thursday 11th July 2019)
I’m back! 😜
Geez that was fun – NOT!
Feeling like the back of my neck had been whopped with a cricket bat is not pleasant or something I’d wish upon anyone, but it is what it is so just gotta suck it up and get on with it.
Righteo where was I??? Oh that’s right – the Psychologist!
So as I was saying; we’ve established the end goal of the therapy, the emotional roller-coaster is going to get worse before it get’s better – and I found it easy to talk to her.
When I got home from seeing her though, I must admit I didn’t like where my head was at.
She was finding it difficult to understand why I was so angry at the so-called medical experts, and that really fucking annoyed me 😠
As a psychologist you have to realise that you know jack shit about your patient in the first 60 mins session, especially when 10 mins of that was used for sorting out the forms and paperwork.
Maybe just wait until you’ve had a few sessions before making any assumptions.
Once she realises I had a hysterectomy at 23 because the specialist fucked up with the diagnosis, or when I had to go doctor shopping before a GP took me seriously and it turned out to be tumour – then maybe (?) she’ll be able to grasp my anger a little bit better?
I’m not having a go at her as I really like her and want to continue seeing her, but don’t start placing me in ‘boxes’ until you hear more about my story.
I’m also not an angry person in general so for me to feel so strongly against something and have so much anger – there has to be a very valid reason why!
I’m a firm believer of don’t judge a book by it’s cover, AND, it takes a lot more than 60 mins to really get to know someone – regardless of who it is!
Next time though, I will be telling her to chill out a bit with the quick assumptions & reactions before getting to know me first and then hopefully, with fingers & toes crossed, we will develop a great therapist/patient relationship in the future 😊
Well it’s that time again for a cup of motivation so I am outta here!
I have a shitload to do anyways, that I probably won’t even get around to doing – even though my to-do list is seriously getting longer and longer by the frign day! 🤣
Catch ya on the flip side!
Hugs / Peace Out! Essie ❣