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Todays patient,a diabetic, tells me he cheats, then feels guilty. We get into a fairly lengthy discussion about this.
After finishing the next patient, I notice that he has left his hot chocolate behind and I go out to the waiting room to find him to give it to him.
I find him in the optical shop; he looks up and sees me and smiles and says," I know I left it." I say jokingly, "Yeah, I confiscated it."
he smiles and puts up his hand and says "that's ok - thanks."
Sometimes I am the one giving the help(not like in my previous work posts, in which the patients brought words of wisdom to me); but like this pep talk to a diabetic about how food = medicine but don't beat yourself up over it. Sometimes when people are worried and nervous,a line I use alot is," don't worry till you have something to worry about."

5 comments:

Marewheeee said...

Love the picture.
Dr Roni :D
Haven't been on lately but I'm catching up on your posts.
Looking forward to our visit :D

DesLily said...

don't worry until there's something to worry about...

to many that is easier said then done. like many things you wish you had a switch to turn concerns, stress etc off or on at will.. would be nice, I'd buy a switch like that!

FTS said...

I like that line. I might have to use it. ;)

Patry Francis said...

Good advice, Miss Lucy. Looks like your back is better...

Anonymous said...

Keep up the good work
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