I felt as though this moment deserved a selfie today, afterall it’s a moment I feel like I’ve waited 6 long months for (and I really loved the quote on the mirror; “I am whole, perfect and complete…exactly as I am 💓.”)
I had my first in-person appointment this afternoon with the practitioner I told you I’d met with last week on Zoom who will be helping me through this next leg of my journey (see blog: https://wheredidmommyssmilego.com/2022/10/06/sounding-the-alarms/). Her name is Julie.
The appointment included an actual examination which I’d really been longing to have for months. This has honestly been the first glimmer of hope I’ve felt since this whole mess started with me back in April. The appointment itself went well and Julie was just as thorough, informative, patient and caring as she had been during our initial consultation last week.
One of our most basic needs as human beings is the need to understand and feel understood. To feel heard and seen. Today I felt all that and more but I’m not gonna lie to you because I’d also been feeling extremely overwhelmed and anxious leading up to my appointment and throughout it as well which seems to have further exasperated ALL of my symptoms this evening and has now left me curled up on my couch with a horrible headache, feeling mentally drained and physically exhausted, nauseous, shaking and numb yet I know I am in really great hands with Julie and although I may be down tonight, I am not out; afterall just like the saying goes, “Rome wasn’t built in a day”!
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