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      Depression, Mental Health and Crisis Support   06/04/2017

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Guest Lya of the Nox

thank you

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Guest flutter

hi all

thank you very much for your kind messages,

at the mo, me and little one are a little bit of a mess.

She liked new school on visit :)

then promptly fell asleep for 2 hours

but i couldnt get her to school next day for anything, in fact she even cried in front of teacher, so she has been off for 2 days , :wallbash:

i am in a lot of pain again with fall bits, but i assume that is stress.

On reflection i think the worst bit of the meet last week was having to qualifiy the near asperger disag.

We were lucky EP ( area) was there, she said that the fact that little one ( why i keep calling her that, cos she same height as me lol) was good at school, and not at home was common, it was hard cos the word actress was used, by some around table, Ep was fantastcilly supportive

hubs has taken her out for a bit so i can have space, and get on with some work,

but we are all counting down days till end of term,

we have docs appointment in August, so we may/not have diag by end of summer hols

thank you again for your support,

C xx :notworthy:

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Hi Flutter,

 

 

Glad to see you back posting on the forum :D

 

I hope you all have a wonderfully stress free summer holiday, it sounds like you need a rest and that the GP meeting provides you will something concrete to go on.

 

tizz

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karin   

hi flutter just to thNK YOU FOR SAYING ON YOUR POSTING THAT EP SAID SHE WAS GOOD AT SCHOOL AND NOT AT HOME WAS COMMON IM GLAD SOMEONE AT LAST REALISES THIS CAN HAPPEN WITH OUR KIDS OUR SPECIALIST THINKS ME AN MY HUBBY ARE LOONIES IM SURE HE DOES WHY ELSE WOULD HE SEND US TO PARENTING CLASSES MIND YOU READ IN A BOOK BOUT ASPERGERS THAT SOMETIMES THE SPECIALISTS WILL SEND THE PARENTS TO CLASSES TO EVALUATE THEM TO MAKE SURE IT IS THE KIDS HOPE SO OTHERWISE ME AN HUBBY WILL BE GETTING FITTED WITH STRAIGHTJACKETS COME SEPT 05 HOPE EVERYTHING GOES WELL FOR YOU IN AUGUST WITH DOCTOR KEEP SMILIN LUV KARIN XX

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