A My Odd Sock apology. I’m having
a Dr. Phil moment.
My doc is right for me. And me for him. We’re a good fit.
We both do our best to keep multiple sclerosis at arm’s length.
Finding a doctor that suits your style is half the battle when combating MS or ANY disease for that matter.
Your doctor should be encouraging, motivating, nurturing.
He or she should be one to give you hope. Hope, not for a cure, but hope that you’ll feel better and spirits are lifted, by the time you scoot your butt off the paper-covered table.
Having MS, it’s easy to bury your chin into your chest. But having a doctor who is warm & positive can make it easier to lift your gourd high enough to eliminate that double (or even triple) chin!
It’s easy to dread a visit to your MS physician. And having a downer doctor makes it even worse. I know, I’ve been there. I would exit more frustrated than when I went in. (And $150 poorer!) Angry. P O’d…and we all know how that flares our MS (Like putting gasoline on a fire)!
But today, thanks to a new doc, I look forward to my appointments. I’m not getting any earth-shattering, cure-all advice—just a moment of brightness. Reassurance. A shot in the arm. (Eh, scratch that…you already have taken plenty of shots to the arm, ass & belly!) That’s all one can ask for. And that’s what you should be getting from the person in the white coat.
Ask yourself, is your doc right for you? Do they leave you feeling comfortable, positive & focused?
If not, maybe it is time to consider a change. The difference can be huge when you consider your spirit is just as important as your physical self.
In essence, the stethoscope might be cold, but your doctor’s demeanor shouldn’t be.