Im not happy with my Rheumy doc,he's not just doing it for me, I have just recently 2 days before xmas had my usual planned three monthly check up with him and he was running late by 1 and half hours (ok i excepted that and just waited it out with my kindle) luckily for me i was not working that day. still frustrating though,
Then when it came to my turn my Rheumy just sat there and yawned and yawned all through my consultation without apologising for his lack of energy, it made me feel very unimportant and was boring him to tears with my usual complaints.
i really found this upsetting as i have just recently discovered that i have also (without realizing) been suffering with the condition syjogrens for months, and i desperately wanted to talk to him about it and how it will affect my life and whether i needed to now see an eye doctor.
none of these questions got answered as he was too busy yawning and telling me his young child has kept him awake alnight,
i wanted to shout at him, ARE you kidding me! you want to try and live with lupus for just one day and see how you sleep and feel in the morning. we battle with fatigue on a daily basis and we work, have a family to deal with,xmas shopping cooking dinner need i go on
also the nurse kept coming in and asking questions about other patients interrupting me and not apologising or even thanking me for waiting for her to finish.
i wait three months for my appointments so when i go i would like to feel like im being looked after even if the questions i might have are not worrying to them they are to me, and all i want is reassurance and confidence that im being taken care of and nothing is being missed,not boring them to sleep.
I would love a Rheumy that has a personalitiy and i feel comfortable with because lets face it we all need to build a good relationship as we will be needing care for the rest of our lives and trust is so very important
can I go back to my gp and ask to be referred to another hospital out my area? as i really feel quite upset by all this.
yes i could think that this was just a one off but sadly talking to other patients (lets face it i had and hour and half to kill the waiting room was quite busy) he has improved but is still quite difficult to talk to. not good.
ps. happy new year!