Doctor's appointment tomorrow morning

My s/daughter’s made it as I’ve mentioned feeling like I’m going to topple over.

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I hope everything’s ok.

Good luck with your appointment firemonkey. I hope it is nothing too serious.

Let us know how you go after your appointment.

Thanks @everhopeful @Sarah . My balance has never been great. This could be an additional factor due to age.


Good luck with your appointment Firemonkey.

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Thank you @Zoe. 1515

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I’ve just got back from the appointment. The advanced nurse practitioner was amiable, but in an adult talking to a child way.I’ve had a lot worse from other health professionals though. Blood pressure was fine - 120/78. Heart rate up,but that’s normal for me. Pulse regular and steady. Oxygen stat was a little low, but that might have been due to how I did what was requested. I struggle with things like ‘Breathe in deeply’ and ‘relax your arm’ .

A lot of questions were asked. My s/dau pitched in . She mentioned my poor posture,having seen an osteopath, the very possible dyspraxia- which has been flagged/mentioned but never dxed.

It was seen that things had been rather neglected in that area. I think that very much relates to the much less than optimal care for physical problems that those with ASD/SMI/intellectual disabilities etc get compared to the general population.

She’s going to refer me to see a specialist in the area of things that were discussed.


Well, nothing resolved today firemonkey it’s off to a Specialist to be poked and prodded again.

I hope you don’t have to wait too long for an answer to your balance issues.

Thanks for letting us know.

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I hope it gets figured out easily and you feel better soon

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I’ve had problems with balance,coordination gait,fine & gross motor skills for over 5 decades. My parents had me tested for the S at Grt Ormond st London when I was 5/6. That was because my 1st school in Bangkok had flagged up problems I was having . Far less was known then, and no alternatives were suggested when S was rejected.

47 years of mental health problems has meant obvious physical issues have not been explored anywhere near as much as they should’ve been. That’s not been helped by too many GPs adopting a dull witted response of ‘It’s due to you being mentally ill’’ when problems were mentioned by me.

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