You would think that health care professionals nowadays would understand when you are too ill to come in for your appointment and do things to accommodate the patient. Apparently, not where I live.

I had an accident on Friday and avoided going to the hospital. I have the home visits doctor coming out to see me. I had wanted a conference call set up between myself and two of my supports. I was told no, that I had to attend my appointment and be examined there. Um…that‘s why I called the doctor to my HOUSE???

I could tell that they were royally PISSED at me for being assertive and saying I would not be attending. But you know what?  I DON’T CARE.  I don’t feel well and I don‘t feel comfortable in that establishment.

There are other mitigating factors that are having me slowly starting to hate my surgeon. One being that she seems adamant not to have my mother at my appointment. I’m sorry you dislike her, madam, or find her a nuisance. But she has navigated these waters before and is my guide and my rock. How DARE you exclude the only person in my life who knows what I’m going through??!!

Also, I am starting not to trust her. She came “highly recommended” to me by two specialists that I trust. Yet it is 10 weeks later and I am flat on my back still recovering from what looks like a surgery gone wrong. Something happened while I was under anaesthetic and I am 100% sure this “highly recommended” surgeon did not perpetrate it.

So I was belittled and made to feel rather small because I am too ill to make it in to my appointment. Is this how other cancer patients are treated in my town or is the privilege just mine?  I know what I have to do and what is right for me.  They had zero right to make me feel small for my choice. The patient is in charge. Not the medical people.  Respect should be key. But I will speak more about that later.

All I can say is, if you live in my town, may you NEVER have to go what I am going through.


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