The challenges of being a ‘good’ patient

The challenges of being a ‘good’ patient

"The reality is that my plight cannot be accurately captured by the opinion a doctor holds of me as I sit in front of them for all of a few minutes. I do not stop being a patient the minute I walk out of their office. I have learnt the hard way that sometimes I do have to be assertive, because when doctors have dismissed symptoms that I knew were not right, I have suffered as a consequence"


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