It seems like there is a special day for EVERYTHING! While others are made in jest, there are many days set aside to remember important things. One of these days is Doctor’s Day, which is each year on March 30.
With my health struggles I am no stranger to doctors, doctor rooms and doctor visits! While some never go to the doctor I feel like I am constantly at the doctors for one reason or another. From this I have grown to have a profound appreciation for my doctors and ALL doctors! Without them I know myself, and many others, would not be able to live a full life as possible.
So I am going to shout out the doctors in my life who have helped me thrive so far!
My first rheumatologist. I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis at 18 and I LOVED my first rheumatologist who helped me with the diagnosis. He had a gentle character and I always enjoyed talking with him when I was came for my check ups. Looking back, he took an aggressive approach to the arthritis and put me on biologics (or as I call them hard core drugs) to help manage my arthritis. I believe that was a critical decision in me being able to do a lot of things physically because of his approach. I will forever be grateful.
My second rheumatologist. Even though it took me a while to warm up to my second, and current, rheumatologist, I really appreciate her. She is smart and I like that she keeps up to day with developments in medicine and rheumatology research. It must not be easy to keep up to date with all the information but I appreciate that she does and that she shares with me when it comes up in conversation. She uses this knowledge to help treat my arthritis. I feel as if I get the best care as possible.
My general physician. My general physician just retired, but he saved my life. He was the one who diagnosed me with depression and got me on the medicine that I desperately needed. He gave me my life back. While myself, and other doctors, were focusing on the physical symptoms he was able to take a step back and look at the bigger picture. For that I will forever be grateful.
What doctors are you most thankful for?