Last week I went to the Doctors to see about some referrals. The lady was lovely and took lots of time with everyone (which is why she always runs late). I explained where I had been and what referrals I wanted. I am making attempt two at a psychiatry referral, nothing to do with aniridia per say but it is well recorded that there is a higher incidence of mental health problems in people who have disabilities. I think when you fight each day to keep your independence it gets tiring and having a pre-disposition to mental health problems can sometimes tip the balance. Right now I am well enough to function to a point and I just need help to keep that way. unfortunately you are seen as well by mental health professionals even though you hang on by a thread and the support you get from others drains them.

As I thought a GP cannot prescribe melatonin so a referral is going to the regional sleep clinic to see if they can help.

The GP checked and they cannot routinely order vitamin D levels from the lab (no wonder half the uk population are deficient, no sun or tests!). She needs to ring the lab and find out, so I need to chase that up.

I will also get a referral to fertility to see if they can help me or whether they want to wait until we are ready to start a family. It would just be nice to ask some questions.

I also had another proteinuria test because she couldn’t make sense of the US levels. I am sure it will be fine as protein only showed up in the 24 hour urine collection and not the samples.

About Beth Dawes

I have no eye colour but I do have an iPad, a guide dog called Annie and a pink long cane.
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