Got the following letter from my GP following a psychiatrists report requesting monthly monitoring for anorexia, I also have an established diagnosis of personality disorder! I'm appalled, any thoughts people?
I have recieved an inevitable request from the mental health services to undertake frequent and extensive tests on your general well being. We will send you a list of weekly appointments for boot tests, blood pressure, pulse, temperature and ECG with, of course, a weigh in. This inevitably puts an additional pressure on the staff and hopefully we can comply with this. The sooner you get better, the sooner the need for such frequent testing can be reduced from weekly to fortnightly to monthly.
As I very bluntly intimated to you I know that some of these issues are out of your immediate control, but some aspects of this seem determined to catch the attention of the care agencies. I still find it difficult to believe that you have no ability to control this, while having been so capable in so many other aspects of your life. This is exactly the kind of burden that one doesn't need and I would ask you to do your level best to adjust your focus, concentrate on getting better as quickly as possible and then hopefully not move onto any other alternative area as a follow on to this. I suppose the label of personality disorder must be sadly the most appropriate one, as part of your modus operandi is to constantly throw us of balance. I do appreciate that these are hard words, but I have intimated them before. I really need you to make some effort to not be at the centre of successive mental health universes.
Yours with a sense of tiredness