Posted by ghost on May 4, 2004, at 13:07:35
In reply to Re: afraid to go to appointment, posted by ghost on May 4, 2004, at 9:32:48
i wanted to clarify that it wasn't a doctor.. it was a psychologist. phd, but not a pdoc. my bad.
i made it to the appointment. it was better than i imagined but not as good as i hoped, if that makes sense. i might post about it, once i kind of assimilate what went on. i was a little disappointed because he didn't seem to want to start any kind of so-called "therapy" since i told him i was probably moving soon. i guess it makes sense-- if i start to get into it, and then just have to start all over again in some new location. he set me up with a pdoc appointment (with a different one than the one that didn't work out last time-- this is all at the same location) to get me on some meds again and maybe a better balance and dosage of them (the last one wasn't really doing that great of a job with that) and set up another appt with him for one week from today.
i'm a little worried about cost because i thought my school insurance covered it fully, but it doesn't, once the semester is over. i'm entitled to insurance but not the full coverage of services. at least, this is what he told me. it wasn't my understanding when i asked around about it earlier, so now i'm confused, and i can't really afford to pay for visits.
he made me commit to an agreement not to try to kill myself between now and our next visit. i had to think for a very long time before i agreed to it. a week is just too far in advance for me to be planning for, i think. but i'll try.