I look at this from 2 points of view- the Doc has a bedside manner and so does the patient. I am practicing you get what you give…being a mirror of what I’m getting in this area: If you listen to me and read what I’m writing on my pad of paper, and you show some care you will get consideration right back…however if I feel for 1 second dismissed or ignored or unheard I will stop you in your tracks until I get you attention. I’ve been burned before. Things have been lost in translation from 1 department to another and I’m just plain sick of it.
All Doc’s please be on notice…get present, don’t assume you know jack and look at me when you speak not at my friends and family.
for frack’s sake. It’s to the point where I don’t feel I’ve done my job as an empowered patient until I get the eyeroll and the label of “DEMANDING”. Apparently that’s what it takes to get all ya’lls attention. Wake up people: The largest room in the world is the room for improvement.
For you patients out there~don’t be afraid to be the grit under their skin…better to get loud and proud and get your questions answered at least then you’ll know! For example when I had my peg tube replaced, I found out IT”S SUPPOSED TO BE EVERY 6 MONTHS! Yep, news to me too. Every time I find something out I should have been told before it doubles my resolve to be a high maintenance hellcat. Sad but true. Being demanding means I’m doing it right apparently.