A few weeks ago I wrote about a friend who went to the GP for help with disordered eating. (See post here). Sadly, she had a very bad experience. It’s hard enough asking for support once; and no-one would blame her if she gave up there. But she’s a very brave woman and after lots of prayer and encouragement, went back to the same practice but with a different doctor.
Her circumstances are the same as they were last time she went. But she’s now got a specialist referral.
The difference? A GP who listened to her and actually heard.
If this is you – if you’ve had a bad experience in the past or feel it’s pointless to keep trying – I’m sorry it’s so hard. But please don’t give up. Make another appointment and take a friend.
It’s worth fighting for.