Doctors dealing with the Unknown: Most people wouldn’t like being stuck in a maze with no end eith er

Comment I just wrote in a medical group on Facebook. Someone complained that they’re long term primary care doctor—who they like a lot—doesn’t seem to ‘get it’ when she talks about her extensive and complicated GI problems…

This was my response:


If your primary doctor doesn’t get it by now, he’ll probably never get it. I would just save your GI conversations with your GI doctor. Some doctors really hate it when they have patients they can’t fully understand or fix, so if they’re acting like ‘they don’t get it’, usually it’s just a sign they’re uncomfortable with the unknown or feel helpless because they don’t know what to say or do. It takes a very rare doctor to be able to sit in the unknown and work with you. Don’t take it personally, just focus on the help they do give you 🙂

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Some kind of rare immune deficiency, yet to be determined. A lifetime of infections without an elevated white cell blood or fever. Very grateful to be alive, very thankful for the friends who’ve supported me and for access to literally millions of dollars worth of medical care. I’m not the bubble child, I’m somewhere in between.
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