November 14, 2013
Photos taken at around four pm.
Today I had one of the best therapy sessions I’ve ever had. I almost didn’t go. I had an upset stomach and I didn’t feel like leaving the house. But I had an appointment and I am not one to cancel at the last minute.
While I sat in the waiting area, I again had second thoughts about whether I was feeling well enough to be able to get through the next hour. I practiced my controlled breathing and soon lost myself in a meditative state. Okay it wasn’t exactly a meditation, it was more like trying to clear all the jellies so that I could move up to the next level in my Candy Crush game.
I was so engrossed that I didn’t hear my name being called. I think it was the third attempt to get my attention before I came out of my reverie.
So as I sat across from Judy, she asked how I was. I grunted, grimaced, shrugged my shoulders and said “eh.”
“What’s going on?” She said.
To tell you the truth, I didn’t much feel like talking. I tried to avoid the question by asking her how her recent get-a-way vacation was.
After a few more minutes of small talk, in a firmer voice, she once again asked me how I was doing, how I was really doing.
So I gave in told her all about “what was going on”. She made the appropriate hmmm’s, ahh’s and I understands.
Judy has a way of making me feel comfortable. I trust her judgement. I think that’s because she has confided in me that she has been through similar situations.
She has the ability to lead me down a path that I hadn’t thought of taking. She had some really good suggestions today on how I could make the next couple of weeks more bearable.
The hour went by quickly. My stomach felt better, and in fact I was actually hungry.
Yes Judy is the best therapist I have ever had and a pretty good manicurist also.