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I'm so angry and full of guilt, I just can't get it together I had my usual monthly appointment with gp. I was going to ask about tsm but chickened out!!!! I've just got so much going on and I guess its just an excusefeeling desperate 😭😭😭

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    Not to worry. When are you seeing your GP again? 4 weeks,i.e. monthly?
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    you say "I've just got so much going on" smile the exact reason why you should ask for the tsm.

    When you say you have to "ask" I think...No...you have to "request"...You have to say "I NEED".

    When I struggle to do something...I ask myself...What if this situation was happening with my sister and she needed an advocate ? Trust me...I would be the first one calling the Drs office.

    So if you can look at this as how far you would go for a friend or someone else?...(cause apparantely it is not easy for you to do things FOR YOU)....Than maybe you will be able to work up the courage.

    And I suggest you work up the courage sooner than 4 weeks from now.  Pretend this is your family member screaming for help and desperately needing help...would you stand by for 4 weeks?

    What would you do for someone else? Do that for yourself.

    I would call the office and leave a message and be honest and say I was not feeling confident enough to express my feelings on the day of the visit...I need to talk to my Dr. about TSM for myself....and what can be done so that I don't have to wait 4 more weeks to begin this process?

     

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    Hi Bikerjools,

    I think that the Dr will be more than willing to help you if 1) you are honest with him/her and 2) you really want to do this and get better.  It's a long uphill struggle, as we all know,  with a subject that can be 'taboo' with some people.  I am now at a stage where I know that I have a serious problem with alcohol and after having a liver scare - which I needed to be honest, to 'knock some sense' into me - I have now taken the route to do something about it.  My Dr's have been more that patient with me over the years and I knew it would take a scare like that to make me finally sit up and take note. I couldn't believe I'd got away with heavy drinking for so many years without some sort of impact on my body. You will have slip ups but you should never feel guilty.  The main thing is that you are aware of the problem and are trying to deal with it. I am more than happy for you to send me a personal message if you wish to.

    Ring the Dr's tomorrow for an urgent appointment and tell them the truth.  There is no point in waiting for another 3-4 weeks.  If this is making you feel desperate then you have to act now.

    Good luck and all the best.

    Humpty xxxx

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