"Help at the CIC hospital"
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Posted by Garden (as ),
I had had bowel cancer. I had an operation to remove the tumour at Stobhill hospital and got one session of chemotherapy at the Beatson Glasgow. I didn’t have any further sessions as they could not insert the line and I had an allergy to the pills.
I recovered but had struggled a lot with a sense of vulnerability.
I asked my own doctor for help with that sense of vulnerability. He referred me to the CIC hospital. I saw a homeopathic specialist who gave me help with the cause of my bowel cancer. I was also enrolled on a mindfulness course. My reaction was so strong I had to leave the room in floods of tears.
I got given a diagnosis of post traumatic stress. It led to treatment with EMDR at the trauma unit in Forth Valley hospital. I had been struggling with the PTSD for 25 years. The treatment has made a huge difference to me. I had been abused as a young child. After it ceased as a child I coped OK having buried the memories. I now realise that it comes back to be dealt with as an adult. But I didn’t know how.
Without that diagnosis of PTSD at the CIC I would still be struggling. No one else had ever diagnosed it. I am very grateful to them and that I could get that referral.