Exercise, exercise, exercise!!!

So I have arrived at RAF Cranwell the day before my medical appointment to a tannoy stating a crash exercise – excellent timing don’t you think!! I was anxious enough returning to the RAF base without a significant reminder…..

So as I have not been medically discharged yet I have to drive approximately 2 hours to attend the military medical centre. To be fair the doc who has been looking after me is brilliant. I wish he could be my permanent doctor because I trust him completely. Shame the same cannot be said for the mental health system. The guys originally looking after me where great but since I went off work and changed regions I now have to see a different team which is utterly ridiculous. I have been under treatment with the Cranwell mental health team for near on 2 years yet they can no longer continue my care – excellent!!! I wouldn’t mind but I still have to travel 2 hours to attend there.

So I attended Catterick at the beginning of August and had to sit with a new consultant for almost 3 hours going through everything from the beginning again. I received a phone call from a social worker yesterday very apologetic saying she has only just had site of my referral over 4 weeks later! She then proceeded to tell me she was leaving Catterick this coming Friday. Useful don’t you think! I reminded her at this point that I was awaiting an appointment with a CPN! I suddenly receive a phone call this morning letting me know I have an appointment this coming Monday! The ‘lady’  on the phone stated how early the appointment was and I tried to inform her that I would have to travel from Manchester to which she replied “well you are in the army”………!!

About mitsanuk

I left the RAF in 2015 following 20 years as a frontline paramedic. It has been an amazing career but then found myself suffering because of this. My blog exists as an outlet for me as well as a place for others to read and try to understand the mind of someone with PTSD. Please feel free to make comment on any post and lets raise some discussions on how we can help to end the stigma which surrounds mental illness. Thank you for taking the time to read this. Please follow and share in the hope my experience will help others.
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