New lady doc and a nice view

I’ve had bladder issues my entire life, but these last six months have been pure misery. I’ve ended up with an infection after every single monthly Crohn’s chemo infusion. Apparently, my bladder is my body’s weak spot and therefore the first to “go bad” each time my immune system is knocked back.

I was furious with how several male urologists dismissed my pain and my history and so I found a female urologist several towns over that would see me. After a good phone appointment last week, today I got to see her in person for the first time. It was worth the painful drive. Not only was she gentle and thorough, but she actually listened to me and believed my experiences. This may sound surprising if you’ve never been dismissed by a doctor as having your physical symptoms all be in your head (or attributed to mental health). Yes, this happens. Often. So it was no small feat when I found a doctor who recognized me as an intelligent and active part of my own care.

Today’s #OneGoodThing was my new female urologist and as a bonus, a nice view from the exam room! What was your #OneGoodThing today? Please share in the comments! Kindness is Everything.

Day 43 of 366. And Day 1,504 in a row (here’s the first 366, & the following 365, & the third year of 365 good things, & the 4th year of good things)!

On this day…

One comment

  1. I guess medicine is still a male dominated profession. Mind you, I’ve had female doctors who had the same attitude as the blokes you encountered. My current (male) urologist seems to treat me like a human being, so does my (male) GP. Thank goodness!

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