by jakerleen 15th March 2012
Cass had the assessment today and it went so well. He diagnosed her with agorophobia and a panic disorder. He thinks 15 sessions and he can have her to the point where she is able to manage going out alone again and cope with life more. Just feel so happy for her.
The only thing I really need to discuss with him is that autonomic dysfunction (POTS etc which comes hand in hand with EDS) can cause panic disorder, so will take some info with us when we go next Tuesday for the second part of the assessment.
Dom has had an assessment for extra time for the GCSE's as well this week. The assessor said at least 25% of the time back, so that made me feel better. His hands end up in so much pain when he writes that it's important he gets that sorted.
Dave has had a bad week in himself, I don't know what started it, but he has been quite irritable. Looks like I am going to have to keep my eye on him and call Doc H if I think he is getting worse.
As for me, I have flu. How I love the fact that EDS lowers my immune systed and leaves me vulnerable. We went to McDonald's and the girl on the drive thru passed me the drinks and there i was happily guzzling away. I asked her how she was and she said "well I've been a bit rough, I think I have the flu starting". Within 12 hours I was laid up. I've been like it for days now, and as you can see no matter how rough it gets I am still here looking after everyone else. Right better go and sort Dave's lithium out.
Hope everyone is well and you're all taking some time for yourselves x