Hi Emmy. Not a problem at all about not replying sooner. I read your posts this morning and was fully aware that you had a big day ahead of you with your GP appointment. I really did understand because I had an apt with my psych today as well. One which has been put off twice before due to my husbands hospitalisation and being away from home. My psych has been supervising me since my own hospitalisation a couple of months ago now. She monitors me pretty closely since then, and even though I havent seen her the last few weeks, she keeps in contact with me.
Yes, you're right ... I had not previously heard of a Havanese breed of dog. However I googled it and can see that they look to be a lovely little dog somewhere between 5 and 8kgs. Affectionate, companionable, gentle, intelligent, playful and responsive in temperament. He sounds gorgeous. And very interesting that they are the National dog of Cuba.
Yes the young people I have lost was a pre-teen close relative and a 23 yo boyfriend when I was 20. Both to car accidents. Shock and heartache which you just never forget.
You are so lucky Emmy to have found such a loving and supportive partner. It makes a huge difference. And yes, to feel secure enough to just be yourself certainly indicates true love. Between you, you'll become whole again.
How am I? I've been holding things together now for a month, and now that some of the pressure is finally off, I seem to be falling apart. Physically and mentally. But enough about me, this is your thread.
I am so pleased to hear that you were very open and upfront with your GP regarding your mental health status. I think its important, though very hard to do obviously. In some ways its probably made more difficult because it sounds like your GP is almost a family friend, as opposed to merely your GP. But its great that you were so honest with him and I'm sure it will pay dividends that he is fully aware of all issues, and not just your physical health. Everything is closely entwined, physical and mental health, and both equally as important. So well done.