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Re: [IP] eye update and question (and some venting too)



Good advice Gail!   But I must have missed your venting part.  Unless you
are so gentle that I didn't see it!

Chris

Focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in
finishing an activity but in doing it.

Author Greg Anderson
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "gail d" <email @ redacted>
To: "ip list" <email @ redacted>
Sent: Saturday, November 15, 2003 1:31 PM
Subject: Re: [IP] eye update and question (and some venting too)


> This is in response to Julie sharing her experience at
> the eye-doctor's with her anxiety response to the
> event.
>
> Julie, Call your MD and ask for a one-time
> prescription for either Xanax or Ativan.  This is to
> calm your nerves before the eye appointment and allow
> you to not have such an extreme anxiety attack.  You
> should be okay - more relaxed and not as anxious
> before you lay down in that chair.  I have used it for
> solo performances (I have stage fright as bad as
> Barbra Streisand's).
>
> Your eye doctor was recommended because of his skill
> with treating the eye - not his bed-side manner.
> Don't let that part sway you from getting good care.
> But, call his office before hand and ask to speak to
> his assistant (nurse, office manager, whomever is in
> charge of patient relations).  Explain your situation
> and if you need to call your regular MD and ask him to
> call the eye guy and explain the problem too.
>
> good luck.
>
> -gail
>
> =====
> -gail in denver
> Dx'd T1 02/14/72 @ age 11.  Pumping since 1985-ish.
>
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