I haven't been at my blog lately.Last week while talking to a patient who
had been reffered by the general practitioner,I was in for a slight shocker.A
side of me emerged which I had to literally fight against.I had spent a half
an hour or so talking to the patient,a consultant had come in and explained
things to her and then a third consultant came in and explained things
again,this time it was her regular consultant.I heard a sigh from the lady-
'There that was entirely simple and straight-forward and for the first time I
understand what is happening to me.'
It was a little unexpected and I found myself mentally withdrawing from the
patient,slightly shocked by her reaction and then I was taken aback by my
Here was a person having to struggle with a metastatic ca with end-stage
renal failure with parameters high enough to qualify for dialysis but
asymptomatic and it seemed almost in a state of denial and here was me
getting into my shell,so sensitively prickly over nothing but the truth that
she had stated.
It struck me that I had miles to go..........