Chronicles of Life with Multiple Sclerosis
Hiding gifts like only a spoonie can! Sometimes you just have to use your illness to your advantage ;)
Have a happy & healthy Christmas!
Hahaha! Truth! my #copaxone boxes make great gift boxes too.
Doctors are like jeans.
I felt the need to write this up after reading some recent posts from a few people I follow that have been made to feel like crap by their GP’s.
I can’t remember if I read this analogy somewhere or if it’s one of mine so I’m going to treat it as mine.
So yeah, doctors are like jeans. You gotta try before you buy. There’s nothing worse than buying a pair of jeans and then getting home to discover they don’t fit right and that they chafe in weird places.
Well, there probably is something worse than this in the world but just go with me on this.
If they don’t fit right then you abandon them in the changing room. Or you take them home and look at them for a bit thinking “I wish I could wear you” before returning them for a refund.
Eventually, even if it takes a lot of sale searching, you find your favourite pair. The pair that you’d happily wear anywhere, with anything. The pair that fits great and makes you feel good.
Now, I am in no way advocating the literal sale and purchase of actual doctors but the most important thing with regards to your health care is to find a doctor that understands you and that you feel comfortable with. Especially your GP as they should be your first port of call in a non-emergency medical situation.
Even if he/she doesn’t know what to do with you they should be able and willing to refer you to someone who does and not make you feel bad about it at the same time. If it’s not working out between the two of you then it’s time to bid them farewell and move on.
N.B. Jeans that fit your best friend or your mother to absolute perfection still may not fit you. And vice versa.