Today I had meetings with my psych-doc and my therapist, BACK-TO-BACK, IN THE SAME DAY. This is the first time it has happened since I moved to NC. I usually end up missing one appointment by a week. The other thing that is so great about seeing them both on the same day is that it is a 45-55 minute drive. As I’ve said in previous posts, car time for me is KING. But if I can consolidate appointments like I did today…. all right, I’ve gone on enough about that.
The appointment with the psych-doc went very well. It was the first time I had seen him in 6 weeks and during that time I had a couple of hypo-manic episodes. He was not alarmed, the duration wasn’t very long (48 hours or so) and they were “self-adjusting”. Since it had been a year and a half or so since I had had one, he wasn’t concerned at all. If they start happening more frequently, he said we word start medicating for them. He took a look at my lab work and said that everything was good. Since I’ve been (for the most part) level for 6-7 months he didn’t think we needed to meet again until late January. That’s 12 weeks ………………. 3 months away. I guess I’m doing better than I thought, at least in his eyes. We’ll see how the holidays treat me. My holiday season last year was not the best. As I’ve mentioned before, I was starting Lithium and attempting to start Lamictal. I had bad side effects and withdrawal effects with Lamictal so Christmas and the surrounding weeks were not that great.
Now, I have no medication changes and I will be able to spend time with my sister and her family without the issues I was having last year.
My trip today also included stops at a couple of grocery stores, Bed, Bath and Beyond (Coffee for the Keurig) and COSTCO. There was a beautiful sunset on the way home and now it’s time to scrounge up some dinner.
What a good day!