Saturday, October 23, 2021

The Good Doctor

My urologist retired, and in some desperation, I finally got an appointment to see his replacement. I say, finally, because the first appointment had to be cancelled due to a family emergency.

It is taking two people to replace the retiree, and one is a young lady ­­­– a very very young lady who looks to be about the age of my granddaughter. She's a pretty young thing although that is neither here nor there. I tend to wonder why a young female would choose a specialty dealing mostly with old men's bits, but then I remember that our vocations tend to choose us rather than vice versa.

Give her credit: she was more attentive than her predecessor, whom I hasten to add was very qualified and competent. He simply wasn't the best listener, and I used to feel that I might not always have been heard. This was problematic to me because my symptoms seem to be elusive and uncommon. This young doctor patiently allowed me to describe my plight through my halting and frustrated words.

The examination was thorough, and she was able to put her finger right on the problem, so to speak. Her diagnosis, which she explained carefully, seemed credible. Unfortunately, it wasn't what I wanted to hear because I probably can't be helped. At least that was my take.

Having said that, she will try to help and has prescribed medication that could possibly ameliorate my problem. She will also follow in up in a month. Whether I can be helped or not, I am appreciative and relieved that my new doctor is making her best effort.

Next time, I must remember to tell her how much I appreciate both her thoroughness and concern.

12 comments:

DJan said...

I do hope your problem is fixed, whatever it is. Sending you healing thoughts.

Barbara R. said...

Isn't it fun to combine an older body whose bits and pipes seem to wear out daily causing pain of one kind or another...I meant to say, it Isn't Fun At All. And the second part of the not-fun is finding those who know how to take care of these problems are getting to be younger and younger, but at least, sigh, competent!

MARY G said...

I am still dealing by phone. Glad to hear you are back to in-person, even if you had to be seen for a problem.
Yeah, my man too.

Margaret said...

Getting older isn't for sissies. I'm glad she was understanding and is trying to figure out a solution. I guess that's all that we can hope for sometimes.

Bindu said...

Hopefully, you will get better soon.

Mage said...

Sounds like you found a good one. My latest is a good diagnostician and communicator but doesn't look you in the face.

Kay said...

I sure hope your problem can be alleviated. That doesn't sound very comfortable. I really appreciate my health care providers. I just had a dentist appointment and told my hygienist that he was the BEST I've ever had. When I got home, I discovered he gave me TWO toothbrushes instead of one. :-D

William Kendall said...

Hopefully medicine can offset the effects.

Red said...

Good that you have confidence in the new Doc. I hope she can find something that will relieve the problem.

The Furry Gnome said...

I have to admit that I like my caregivers young and cute, but the really good ones are efficient, thorough and professional.

DrumMajor said...

Glad you went to the new doc. Remember, she works with hiddeb and complicated women's bladder problems too. Kidney stones are fun, especially if they can "go after it." Be prepared: ALL of the docs are getting MUCH younger, like they're just starting high school! Oh, it's because WE are getting older. Sigh. Linda in Kansas

Jenn Jilks said...

Yep. Linda nailed it!
They seem to be getting younger...