‘So how has the year been?’, my endocrinologist asked.
‘Mine has been good but I suppose yours has been too good,’ I replied.
‘Huh’, he didn’t understand me.
‘Yeah, I had to wait 2 days to get an appointment and then an hour and a half in the waiting room,’ I complained. I had my reasons to be angry. Nowadays Doctors give me sweaty palms and palpitations and if I have to wait further, I get very close —-to a nervous breakdown. And though both the father and son make fun of my condition, I know that the hubby at least is more tense than me.
HA ha ha’, he guffawed. ‘ And though my clinic is supposed to close by 7pm, I have patients till 10. My wife is very angry, I have to do something about that’, he said with a dimpled smile. ( a smile which make me wish that I was at least 10 years younger) And suddenly my mind began to conjure images of the Doctor and his wife going on a cruise….And then I got an image of a pregnant wife. ( Yeah he said ‘something about that’, didn’t he, if she gets pregnant, she will get busy enough not to mind his late-comings :))
And then he proceeded to tell me, why he was so busy.
- Lifestyle diseases are on the increase
- There is more awareness and people do not ignore any ailment
- Population is growing and so he has more patients
- His clinic is approachable.
And two points which I would like to add
- Dedicated Doctors are a rarity.
- Doctors with whom you can converse are even more rarer.
Don’t you agree?
In case you are wondering, what did he advise me- He skipped the MRI this year for which I am very very grateful to him. ‘You seem to be fine to me’, he said after the physical examination.
Had some blood test after which he just ‘adjusted’ the dosage of my medicines.
So allz well. 😀