Many will know the problems I had last week with the rheumy nurse with the appalling attitude. Well I was talking to a work colleague who also has RA and is under the same hospital as me. I didn't even have to mention this nurse's name and Shen knew who I was talking about. "Ah yes her. Very unsympathetic, unhelpful, always says well what do you think I can do about it" Apparently my colleague was in an appointment with her in which their was also a student. The nurse asked my colleague how her RA was and if there was anything she needed. My colleague said no at which point this nurse turned to the student and said "we always have to ask them this but I don't know what THEY expect. It's like THEY think we can wave a magic wand or something"
Apparently there have been a number of complaints about her but the answer is always the same....she is a very valued member of the team with extensive experience and perhaps the patient needs to look again at THEIR attitude.
At least I know I'm not being singled out for this appalling behaviour!