i just want to put this post as we all talk about our Dr's Gp's which ever way you say it.
i have a lot as customers and they have a life outside their job too and i see it all the time which for me makes more difficult when seeing mine.
there is no connection as i do not see my own Dr's out side their profession i would feel a little embarrased lol .
they do feel for a lot of us as i speak to a few that have a normal life like anyone else and when they go home they close and be the usual mum or just simply have their lives to contend with and their own issues .
a couple of mine know my problems and admitted they find it hard to understand how difficult it must be and there is only so much to be done without the extra help of Hospitals etc .
they even give the odd bit of advice but yet out of hours so they not paid to help me.
i say to some of them i am here to provide a service for you now so the medical talk is left inside your job.
i belive that respect earns respect and keeping your patience the best you can as much as pain can make you restless to say the least and wears your patience thin!!
i have a neighbour diabetic and has had kneee surgery but he gets mad with the receptionists and i know him as a neighbour and he is lovely but the Dr's do not know him as i do and they cannot tolerate patients who are mad.
i always go in with a smile (i have gone in full embarrassement in full tears in surgery though i do admit which i never show but the pain was so intense i could barely drive the pain in my hands etc was so immense) and they saw to me as quickly as possible as they know me as such a smiley bubbly patient. they also understand how when you have an appointment and its running late that you get frustrated too.
even Gp's have their own parents and children and have had run ins with Dr's over medical things
ie one her parent was diagnosed with depression and she was saying no its not but it was said and that was it and like us we can ask to go further and she did and it turned out pheumonia so i am just posting to say its not just us that have issues they do too they are just like us out side of work and they have illnesses to and they have to see another Dr to get their px .
one has a child and took to her Dr and they cannot keep it secret their profession for the way they express things so its difficult on both sides.
the ones that get to me are the Receptionists at times we have a particular one who once insisted i went up to surgery and not to phone and i was bed ridden and so ill and i said i am not here to argue and i am not on the phone through fun of it i am not well and you have to listen to the patient and ever since my incident she has been very welcoming as she knew nothing about my problems.
most of my receptionists know me well and know my problems and deal with me accordingly really and show me holiday pics we have good natters and laughs.
thats it really as usual along blog lol but jsut wanted to say this and yes i get mad at some of my Dr's and the receptionitst will ask who do you want to see caroline i get a choice!
keep as best a relationship you can . with them xxxxxxxx
some of you may disagree but thats life as we know it hahaha xxxxx love to you all and hugs