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Date Joined Sep 2005
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   Posted 4/9/2007 11:47 AM (GMT -6)   
Once again, I've let work rule over my life. While I'm not quite experiencing the trauma of working for those I don't like, I am letting work interfere with some of my personal issues.
Currently, it's affecting my therapy. I've had to put therapy on hold since I can't seem to find a time that allows me to go without complications. In the meantime I was still seeing my pdoc once a month, since it wasn't as frequent. But even that is proving difficult. I've now cancelled my third appt since the start of the year. He always allows me to schedule, but I always feel like I'm about to get reprimanded when I do. And I understand the irritation. I do. But, it's not helpful to feel this way either. He's never discussed being irritated with  me, and in fact, has never mentioned this as being a problem. But, I know he will. And that sends me into a slight tizzy, just waiting for the moment when he tells me that I need to find someone else.
And now, I feel like I need to call him up personally and apologize and tell him that I'm sorry for being a flake and hope that he'll give me some comforting words about what a wonderful human being I am, even though I don't deserve it.
I'm upset. Can you tell? No where to vent, since I'm at work. Kind of don't know what to do with myself at the moment.

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Date Joined Jan 2005
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   Posted 4/9/2007 12:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Vent away
Sorry bout having to deal with this
I am sure in the long run your Therapist is going to see that you are working ( not out just busting about ya know) so I am sure thats is why he or she has not made any mention of being aggitated you only cancel do to work related scheduling probs right so I would not think too bad about that at all .I believe you are showing them you are doing great by being able to work
Do you feel you absolutely need to take the time off for a visit .....if so then I would ask for the couple hours off and go to an appointment as your health is of the utmost importance ......
And should come first IMHO 
It sounds like you are doing good in all other aspects in your life happy for you there

How about to ease your mind you buy a card for the Therapist and give that saying how you appreciate and know how valued their time is and put a little apology in there
I am sure that will help
I know I would appreciate a gesture such as something as small BUT significant as a card
Anytime you need to vent we are here
Be well and I hope I have helped a bit ...

Take care and dont be a stranger lol

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Post Edited (Howlyncat) : 4/9/2007 12:12:28 PM (GMT-6)

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Date Joined Oct 2006
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   Posted 4/9/2007 1:08 PM (GMT -6)   
I can sure relate to everything you said (read my recent post re. "man oh man").  We're always ruled by our work it seems - well some of us are anyway.  I feel like I don't have time for anything and up until next week I've only been working a temp position but it still takes up most of my time - I leave home at 6:15 a.m. and don't get home (if I'm lucky) until 6.  And now this new job is definetely going to be long hours so God knows what that means.  I just feel so tired and I haven't even started my new job yet.  But I do agree with the otherss that you should at least "try" to make those therapist appts as they are so important.  And I also know exactly how you feel about getting "reprimanded".  I don't know if it was my strict Catholic upbringing or what but I'm ALWAYS afraid of someone getting upset with me - I feel like a little kid that way - scared to death of being on someone's bad side or having someone really mad at me.....even when I know what I may or may not have done was legitimate and/or unavoidable.  I guess we have to try and just do the best we can and whatever else is not possible, we have to face is not possible and not beat ourselves up about it.  I hope you can sort it out and be able to get to your therapist regularly, especially if you feel it's helping.  All the best.
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