I'm having a sensitive day. My job is very stressful and long story short, I was signed off for four weeks with anxiety. Returned to work and have had a week of annual leave. It transpires that I am (without formal diagnosis) suffering with Health Anxiety, the result of Aplastic Anaemia and all its consequential worries, fears etc etc. My blood test results are now stable and I am still regularly checked and I am doing ok. After my wobble at work I was told to refer to Therapy for You. I am now in the process of having CBT to help me get back to normal. I have today been for a blood test where I have been attending for the past 3 and half years and where I feel safe. The nurses are great. When booking my next appointment the receptionist asked why I go there and not the Phlebotomy Centre or even the community blood bus as it is only for a blood test. I couldn't answer as I have never been told and this woman was quite dismissive. I now have to ask my Consultant and get back to the centre to book where I need to go for future tests. I walked away feeling quite upset and now feel a bit stupid for reacting this way. Am I just being oversensitive?.
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