Patients surface with theories never witnessed before, they cook up stories concerning their pathological condition and make it sound as though it is the most grotesque issue ever. Indubitably, they are rattled, having cold feet, petrified to death, however doctors do not need exaggeration as symptoms, and they do not roll out the red carpet for sheer absurdity. Here are a few illustrations which will take you on a ride to the asylum:
- 1. I READ ON GOOGLE THAT...
That the doctor operating on you right now is dumbstruck and cannot give you the appropriate medications. Really? Google does not solve complicated theorems; doctors try that for you. Appreciate their concern and do not come up with doctrines declared by Google. Doctors have read a lot, surveyed a lot, so, just trust them.
- 2. WHEN IS IT GOING TO GET NORMAL?
So, doctors grasp the disease process, the arrival and the departure of a disease personnel, but there are so many kinds of bodies with different kinds of immunity, they will all respond otherwise, and, hence the diseases in their bodies will depart otherwise. Doctors can give you a period, but please don't ask for details.
- 3. IS IT DUE TO HIS BP...?
Yes, metabolic disorders seldom leave you with unrest, but they cannot be liable for every other issue going on in your body. There may well be numerousother factors like environmental, psychological, social, economic, and therefore, the list is endless. Not everything is because of your BP or Sugar.
- 4. DOCTOR, IT'S AN EMERGENCY!
‘Emergency’ word hits the flight and fright chords in the doctor's brain, and they will rush to handle it. But you cannot call up for a toddler's 1st teeth break if you say the temperature is about 250 degrees, being a woman, you say you bleed every month and you do not know why so on and so forth. Sometimes a stupid reason is a cover up for a bigger problem, but doctors know the difference.
- 5. I DON'T WANT ANY MEDICINE.
Really? Notwithstanding the fact that you are dying of cancer? Or you are bleeding in your stomach? How can you say no to medicines particularly to your doctor? Doctors know when to administer a specific medicine, and you need to trust them with your body! They want you to take up a few medicines because they will help you deal with your distress. When you are well off, do not bother looking at the medicines.
- 6. MY DAUGHTER IS ALSO A DOCTOR!
By all means, she might be running a good business for herself, but you do not need to show your treating doctor that due to your doctor-daughter, you too possess a medical background. No, that is not the case. You are here for help, not to brag about your daughter's medical grades. Doctors love companions in their own field, but their time is expensive.
- 7. BUT MY FAMILY DOCTOR SAID THAT…
Your family doctor tells you a contrasting story, and somehow the disease-progress has regressed and you still wish your current doctor to believe all the ideals of your family doctor? Why would he refer you to him? Why would you come to anew doctor if your family doctor was unable to handle your case? Believe your current doctor, there is a reason why you are seeing him.
- 8. HURRY UP PLEASE!
No, you cannot decide for how long you get to stay in a doctor's clinic, no you cannot tell the doctor to hurry up. His time is running quicker than yours, there are tonnes of patients waiting outside, and you ought to applaud that! You just cannot ask anindividual who is pondering over your condition to hurry up.
- 9. HIT ON YOUR DOCTOR:
So, you are a female doctor and the male patient just cannot take his eyes off your lovely face. Looks like a good rom-com story, but will it look good on the female doctor's part who is apparently engaged or happy in successful marriage? You just cannot hit on yourdoctor becausethere are boundaries in a patient-doctor relationship, and you must not cross them!
These things seem pretty traditional for you and me, except that it agitates the doctors a lot and it virtually wishes them to own another patient, another room, another field, just another day... Do not make them do that!