I came across this open letter from a doctor to patients with chronic illness and found it quite interesting. It gives a bit of another side to the annoying doctors issue and offers some advice on managing it. Thought you lot might find it interesting too.
Somebody also has a video where they read it out
I thought it made some great points and maybe it can help me understand and deal with my doctors better.
Bottom line is essentially that doctors are human. They make mistakes, have insecurities and don't know everything. It's unusual for them to have such complicated people come in and for them to know more about their own condition tan the doctor does. It's difficult for them to know how to handle patients like us.
And it's hard for us too. We've learned the hard way that doctors aren't gods and have flaws. We've lost that implicit trust and having to keep explaining things to the people who are meant to be so knowledgable gets wearing.
The final advice boils down to give the doctors time and cut them a little slack, but don't put up with bad doctors. Find some who you can build a report with, centre your care around them as much as you can and try to be patient with others.
That's what I took from it anyway.
I'm going through a bit of a struggle with doctors right now so it was good for me to hear that. Hopefully it can help me manage some of my frustrations and keep a better relationship with my docs.
So yeah I thought some of you might be interested in it too. Hope you're all doing well at the moment. Hugs and best wishes to anybody who isn't doing so great.