I’ve been debating and pondering and contemplating how to share the things I do which come down to advocating for myself when I’m seeing one of my many doctors. Is it even worth doing? It’s different ways I cope with all the doctors I see and no one having anyone else’s information unless I make sure they send it. I have typed up information I provide to new doctors and old doctors periodically. I’ve just started using a journal to keep track of appointments. I even give my doctors lists of all my doctors – with at least their phone numbers.
There’s lots of little things I do too that are advocating for myself. Doctors need to be able to be willing and able to answer my questions, or at least most of them.
Should I make a series of blog posts about advocating for yourself, as the patient, with medical professionals?