What do you do when your doctor isn’t listening?
I have been going to the same neurologist for over 10 years. I love my doctor, my nurse and the front office. My nurse was the first people to know I was pregnant. There were hugs, excitement and nervousness, of course, but they were with me all the way. They were the first to tell me “I’m not nuts.” They were like family to me. They have kept the office open on holidays for emergency visits, called in scripts and made me feel like we were a TEAM. These are things I’ll never forget.
Unfortunately, recently the front office has changed and most dramatically, my doctor left. I was totally dismayed when she left but understood her reasoning and believed that I would be left in good hands.
Without bashing the new doctor, I will say that she and I don’t seem to mesh. She has been sarcastic with me, didn’t acknowledge what I had been doing for the last 10 years, didn’t listen to my concerns and passed them off as unimportant. I had a knot in my stomach leaving after the few times I saw her.
I have not looked for a new neurologist yet because I still LOVE my nurse and plan to only work with her. Does this sound crazy to not want to see a doctor? At this point, I figure, my nurse knows me well. She listens to me, understands me and I can move forward with her. I trust being in her care and that’s what I need right now.
With this said, I found it to be an opportunity to try different options. Maybe I’ve been relying on my doctor too much. Maybe I should seek answers elsewhere and get a bit uncomfortable stepping away from what I know.
So here’s what I’ve done:
Massage (which I have been doing for a while but will report on)
and am continuing my search
In an effort to continue my New Year’s “resolution” to solve a problem, dispute, or contentious matter, I’m looking in new directions. This is my year of discoveries!