As most of you know by now, my hubby has been away in the gulf for 4 months now and I'm not coping very well. The last few days have been the worst. My hair is falling out by the handful, I now have bald spots on my head, I have had the flu and cant seem to shake it (where by now I normally would have), I'm not eating, feel depressed, lonely, sad, crying all the time and I just want my husband home.
Emails have been sent back and forth between my hubby and the chaplain on his ship. I cant call him - but he can call me (once in a blue moon). Hubby is optimistic that he will be sent home. The chaplain is saying that its not likely that he will be sent home. DCO is saying that he definitely wont be sent home. Who am I supposed to believe???
It seems that they cant see a cry for help when its screaming at them in the face. Almost like they wont act unless one of us slit our wrists or something - heaven forbid it come to that... Why wont they listen or pay any attention to the depression that we have both fallen into and why wont they DO anything about it?
DCO (Defence Community Organisation) have organised for me to see a counsellor today - the same woman who told me that hubby definitely wont be sent home.
Does anyone have any suggestions on what I am supposed to say to this woman?
Is taking a sample of the hair from my shower drain too much?
How am I supposed to convince them to send my hubby home?