Recently, I went to my annual Neurology appointment. My 11th year anniversary (pull out the party poppers and boxed wine)! Where upon I was so graciously greeted by Third-Year Resident, who asked me,
“So what are we seeing you for today?”
My thought process in response to this question. . .
Why is he wearing a fanny pack holder for his IPad?
Why can’t he make eye contact?
What is his specialty?
I can’t believe I had to wait 3 months until the first available appt.!
Is this what is meant by Obama’s new Health Care System?
Is this what they mean by advocate?
LOOK AT ME!
I careened my head to the level of his Ipad…and in one pronounced syllable, said, W H A T?
He proceeded to ask me questions from a digital “Wikipedia” survey probably entitled “So You Think You Have Parkinson’s?”
Thought process in response to importance of Ipad…
intrinsically alone, the type you feel even though you are in a room full of people. . .
stress. tears. . .
this is my fight. . .
a lonely existence. . .
10 years of case notes, a lifetime of degeneration and he couldn’t read my face sheet. . .
“Don’t take this personally,” I said
I WALKED OUT. . .
A lost e-mail: Hi, Dr. ___________