Often our health care team only sees us for about 15 minutes several times a year, and they might not have a sense of what our lives are really like. Today, let’s pretend our medical team is reading our blogs. What do you wish they could see about your and/or your loved one's daily life with diabetes? On the other hand, what do you hope they don't see? (Thanks to Melissa Lee of Sweetly Voiced for this topic suggestion.)
I think I am going to have to give a big shout out to Justin's endo on this one... we always get more than 15 minutes with him. If we have questions... he stays to answer them. If changes need to be made... he stays to change them. I have never felt rushed or unheard.
He is, however, very serious. As a mom I appreciate that, but I am also a bit scared of him and I can see how that seriousness could hinder an open relationship between him and Justin later on. Will Justin feel comfortable being up front an honest? Or will he play it safe so that he doesn't get the ass chewing of his life?
Our endo is very quick to tell you that your doing a good job. I have also heard he is pretty straight forward and/or blunt when you're not. Thank goodness I've never been on the receiving end of that!!
Again, as a mom, I kinda appreciate that. I want someone other than me to tell Justin when he needs to get his shit together. But do I really want that? Should I really want that? OR... should I want an endo that is open with no judgement? Fine line, I suppose.
So if I had to say anything, it would be...
I hope that you are "softer" than you appear. I hope that with all that seriousness, comes understanding. I hope that when you chew a chunk of my sons ass, you do it with compassionate concern and I hope you give empathy when he needs it and tough love when its warranted.