I'm so upset

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by flutterbee, Sep 10, 2008.

  1. flutterbee

    flutterbee Guest

    I called the therapist I wanted to schedule with and the secretary was in today. The therapist is full and isn't accepting any new patients until at least November. I started to cry.

    I had been doing ok the last 2 days - holding my own and having faith that I would get in to see this therapist and that it would work because my GP really likes her. This was like the one thing that was really keeping me together - having a plan and being proactive.

    The secretary was so nice and kept saying she's so sorry. Asked if I had contacted county mental health and I told her it was at least a 6 month wait. She then asked if I had tried X (the therapist that I just saw that didn't go so well) and I told her that it didn't go so well; that we didn't click. And she apologized again.

    So, I feel like I'm back at square one. Those were the only two tdocs in my county, besides county mental health, that take my insurance. I don't know anything about any of the ones in Franklin county so I would just be choosing blindly.

    I haven't cried since Monday and was feeling pretty good, considering, earlier today.

    My mom came up this afternoon and we went poking around a couple of stores in town and I started to cry in one of the stores.

  2. Star*

    Star* call 911........call 911

    WINTER!!!!!!!!!!! THIS IS YOUR OLDER um.......slightly older BOARD SISTER......

    3.) IF the GP absolutely no way can get you in with the therapist then call back to that therapist and ask
    a.) can you be put on a cancellation list? If not make the appointment for Nov.
    b.) Ask him to recommend whom HE would go to if he couldn't get to see
    him. Maybe a written referral?

    Hang in there.......Have a cookie - I made brownies.......(hands one to Wynter) they are sugar free, casein free, gluetin free, wheat free, egg free, caffeine free, - um.....yeah I'm licking the wrapper they came in. :tongue:
  3. nvts

    nvts Active Member

    Hi Kiddo! What Star said and then some! Joke with the secretary, tell her you're desperate and you make fantastic brownies, and you'll bring her Baily's Irish Cream and Coffee!

    Seriously, I'd ask her about a cancellation list. A lot of people take the appts. and then back out.

    Keeping you in my thoughts!

  4. flutterbee

    flutterbee Guest

    I thought about calling my GP and doing just that, but I'm afraid I'm going to become a pest.
  5. DammitJanet

    DammitJanet Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Have you called the insurance company and asked for the list of therapist in your area?
  6. susiestar

    susiestar Roll With It

    Go ahead and call the GP. Don't worry about being a pest. Chances are you are far from the most pesty client she has. This is WHY you have a doctor, to help in this situation. And your doctor has been pretty helpful, she problem would want to know if you need help getting in to the therapist.

    Please at least give the reg doctor a call. If she can't help, someone will tell you.

    I hope you can get feeling better soon.
  7. Abbey

    Abbey Spork Queen

    Cancellation list is an excellent idea. Or, there is always the storming in the place and refusing to leave the check in area until they find time. Probably not the best suggestion, but I have done that once...and I DID see a doctor. It worked.

    Hon, you got my number. Call anytime.

  8. WhymeMom?

    WhymeMom? No real answers to life..

    Yep, call back get on November list, get on cancellation list, call your GP, find out where new doctor buys groceries and run into them at snack aisle, mentioning that you are so sorry, but you are totally distracted since you can't get in to see your therapist until November and you have been buying twinkies and think you will either weight forty more pounds by November or will have hurt someone and what do they think about the twinkie defense? Okay, maybe that last suggestion is a bit over the edge, but do the first ones and hope you can get in to see her/him SOON! Good luck....
  9. totoro

    totoro Mom? What's a GFG?

    Call push plead... I have been doing this all week with K's specialists and it worked with a couple!
    Someone needs to listen to you, and help.
  10. flutterbee

    flutterbee Guest

    Still trying to find a therapist. Left a couple of messages today. One was with a therapist who works out of the heart hospital I was in, but is not taking any new patients. Figures. But, they told me to leave her a message asking for the name of someone else and that she is really good and would get back to me. In the message, I told her that I had been in the heart hospital there 3 times last year and about my heart attack and that I had ongoing health issues that was exacerbating my long history of depression. Was kind of hoping that she might make an exception if she heard all that. Was that bad?

    It's my insurance that is limiting. Not too many take it.
  11. WhymeMom?

    WhymeMom? No real answers to life..

    In my book that was the right thing to do..... anything to get them to see you as a real live person with need for their services....... hope you find someone you can "click" with......
  12. totoro

    totoro Mom? What's a GFG?

    I don't think you should hold back when in a time of need. I, just today left a message with a therapist for K and family. I told her all about us!!! She called right back and was very sorry that she could not in good faith take any more patients, but she gave me the number for her partner and some other numbers! She was fully OK with my message. She said she felt bad and to call back if I found nothing.
    It can't hurt, in my opinion.