This Is A Blogging A To Z Challenge Post
Every notice when children start to talk, their reply to every answer you give is “Why?”? Their inquisitiveness is never ending. They just never give up. Ever. So why is it then that when the medical “experts” tell people to do something, or take a medication, most people just say “okay”, and rarely does anyone question why.
When I awoke from the operation to close the hole in my heart, the operation that was supposed to make everything right, I found out the opposite, that I had heart failure. Later that day, the heart failure specialist came to my bedside to explain to me about their findings, and told me that he was prescribing a couple of medications that I would need to be on, most likely for the rest of my life.
What are the medications and what do they do? What are the side effects. How will they hamper or improve my life? Those were just some of the questions that I started to ask the doctor, and he being a doctor with a huge ego, did not appreciate the questions. He did answer all my questions, and afterwards he did really appreciate the questions because it boost his ego and he got to prove how knowledgeable he was.
One thing we all have to remember is that the doctor is YOUR employee. Never be intimidated by them. If you are not happy, or your doctor refuses or is reluctant to answer your questions, fire them and get one that will. Now, when I go to my doctors, they all ask if I have any questions, and laugh when I say “No”. Really and truly, I think it is a laugh of relief.