“Make your doctors listen to you.” I remember my Grandma Ann telling me that when I was a teenager. She went to many doctors before one took her seriously and found the cancer they removed from her the day before I was born.
I remembered her words when I sat my doctor down and told him I didn’t feel like he was taking my concerns seriously. Then, one day I met a specialist who took me seriously. She booked a surgery for two days later and removed a cyst near my ovary that was larger than a golf ball. The pain from the surgery is about a third of the pain I felt daily. The relief that we figured it out and it is completely benign and over with is incredible.
I debated whether to share this. Eleven days after the surgery, I’ve finally decided to share this non-teachery personal experience because Grandma Ann was right. Someone else might need her advice.
Make your doctors listen to you.