After the issues with my GP the other day I made the decision to make contact via email with my old Doctor in Sydney, one who I built up a trust with over a decade. He is a Private GP and does not usually bulk bill. However I did used to with me. I have not had him as my GP for many many years.
I wanted to know if he would see me again as a patient, but still willing to bulk bill me under Medicare for my visits. I really didn’t know whether he would be willing to or not as I also don’t live close by anymore, I am 1 1/2 hours away via public transport.
I did get a reply from him a few hours ago and he stated as long as I was still on my Disability Pension (which of course I am and have been since 1998) he would be more then willing to see me again and to continue to bulk bill me as a patient. I am so happy about that and considering the good relationship I had with him before I am more then prepared to travel that distance to see him probably once or twice a week.
The plan for now is to make an appt. to see him sometime next week to bring him up to date on exactly what has been happening and then we can make a plan to get me off these fucking drugs. The thing that I have to remember is that this is going to be a long and difficult road ahead. I need to fight to get my life back. I need to fight to get myself to where I want to be. It is time to fight.
There is of course going to be good and bad times ahead and the good thing is I have a supportive bunch of friends around me now and I need that. I also have a lot of things that I can now do to keep my mind busy. And I know my blog is for sure going to get a massive work out. I might had to add a language warning disclaimer …
What I am going to say to my friends now before this journey begins if you cannot be supportive then I need you to take a step back and allow me time to get through this time. I need to have positive and supportive people around me right now. I cannot do with a shit load of negatively.
So for me, let the journey begin …