We saw dr Barry, heres the run down of the appointment

Well went to see Dr Barry. It went really well. I had a long wait though. I waited for like 2 hours. Ug I was tired but waiting made me even more tired. It was chaotic in the clinic today. But it was a good appointment.
Mostly we discussed the police and the report that Dr Barrys writing for them. She said she has a theory on why they might be asking if we have an intelectual disability. Her theory is this. She was thinking that when the police spoke to us back in April, and during our conversation they evoked a switch and taylor came out and talked, well…she’s thinking perhaps that they thought we were intellectually challenged, because they don’t understand the did and dissociation. I suppose it makes sense.
She also said that when she does the report she’s going to think very carefully about what she puts down in regards to our capacity to make decisions around our personal safety as a system. She said that the police wanted our clinical notes around the disclosures we made while in hospital, but she has no right legally to give them the notes, they are the property of the HSE, and in order to obtain them the police would have to get our concent and also apply for them under the freedom of information act. I don’t want them to have any of our notes so I am not conscenting!
Other than talking about the police we discussed our ongoing sleep issues. She prescribed a sleep med dalmane for five days. She asked me what I wanted to do about the sleep, I really liked that she didn’t just throw meds at me. I told her I am not a fan of meds and she said she knew that I wasn’t and that I was doing really well to be off the meds that I came off 3 months ago. I said I’d try the dalmane for five days so she just gave me a prescription for it and we said we’d go with that for now.
We talked a little bit about therapy also. I told her about the new code words that me and Eileen came up with to alert her to the fact that we are struggling or having a hard time. She thought it was a really good idea too and she understood why the need to have them.
We see her again next Monday. Just as well as we never got around to writing her xmas card out. We’ll do it on Wednesday with Eileen and give it to her next Monday.
Carol anne

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