I had an appointment with my GP this morning. After we sorted out why I was there, she took the time to sit and talk to me for a short while. I know how busy her office can get so I appreciate her taking the time. I gave her Toren’s photos for my file. I told her a bit about SLC and what we are hoping to achieve. She didn’t say too much in response to this. Then I said that I was on my way to my next appointment which was with my psychologist. When I said this, she became much more animated and advised me to live my life. Everyone has difficulties in their life, everyone experiences trauma – “not like yours, but” – and I should just try to be happy in my life. In other words, permission to grieve: denied!