It’s the early hours of the morning and I’m not sleeping again. I’m wondering if councilling could help for several reasons.
I have always been a pretty level headed person, but I noticed that I’ve become more sensative even before diagnosis earlier this year. I completely get that feeling so ill, being in constant pain and worried about your health would make anyone more sensative than usual, but I was also dealing with a number of other issues.
In the last year I’ve lost a close friend, very unexpectedly, had a home invation, financial difficulties of my own and my mothers cancer diagosis just to name a few of the issues. This led to me not speaking out when I got ill. Might not have been the smartest move, but the major attack that led to me first seeing my doctor and eventually getting diagnosed was at the same time as mum announcing her cancer and needing support through her treatment so I really didn’t feel I could say anything until I had to, months later. Not everyone took the news well and I had to deal with some pretty nasty verbal abuse from my darling brother and mother dearest. Who is making a full recovery, by the way. Everyone else has been really supportive, but I’m finding it difficult to reconcile with mum and bro, despite their efforts. They’ve always been hard work and this was a step too far.
So my questions are:
As I work in the same building as my GP, how do I seek councilling from people I don’t work with? I have a greT GP so don’t want to move.
Where can I get help from people who understand a new MS diagnosis and general stresses of life?
How do I get a grip on which emotions are caused by MS and which are caused by my crazy life?
I really hope someone out there can help me nip this in the bud.