I was supposed to see the shrink this week but she phoned me to cancel as she is off sick with the cold. She sounded quite ill to me (probably swine flu!). She asked how I was and what I'd been up to.
I told her I was in good form. I'm much better now and have cut down on my drinking. She asked if I had gone to the addictions team for help and I explained that therapy wasn't my bag and I'd simply cut back on my own. I told her I now have my own show on community radio and that is keeping me occupied and stimulated. She asked when I wanted to see her again (NEVER, I thought!) but I simply said I wasn't in any rush and was happy to leave things as they are at present. We eventually agreed to meet again at the end of August. Making appointments is always such a pain!
I think I'm fine at the moment. Well apart from being grossly obese... and my memory is still very poor... and I'm generally a bit sluggish. I'm not sure if these are permanent defects following ECT or if I'm maybe a bit oversedated with the depakote. I'd love to stop it but I know even suggesting that would be greeted with screams of horror from my wife and the shrink.