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Two failed attempts at trying to tell my GP what’s wrong…
1. He knows my anxiety symptoms can get very bad
2. He knows anything to do with medicine and doctors makes me really nervous
3. He knows I’m really bad a talking about anything troubling me and that I tend to play down my problems (unintentionally)
4. He also knows I’m scheduled for surgery on Thursday (and that I don’t really know much about what’s going to happen on the day and that there’s no one to come with me)
Why can he not put those things together and realised there’s a huge possibility I’ll freak out on Thursday and do something really stupid. Why doesn’t he ask about that?
He’s so sweet to me, and is actually a really good doctor but for some reason he’s not connecting the dots between anxiety symptoms and surgery – like he thinks these things aren’t happening to the same person.
Not his fault though… I need to learn how to speak when I’m sitting in front of him. He’s a doctor not a mind-reader.
Should I speak to some else about this, should I contact the hospital and tell them about my "mental state" and see if I can ask some questions before the surgery.
Or should I just go in and hope for the best?
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