Friday, January 27, 2012

I actually had a perfect doctor's visit...

It was amazing. It didn't start off easy. He was suspicious, and I waas trying my best to be open and honest without flinching... I really felt under the microscope. But I was *supposed* to be under the microscope. I was asking for narcotics. Yes, that's right. I had my best doctors visit while searching for pain medication. Yeah, I was surprised too. Like, at the end of the visit, he was willing to go out on a limb for me and make a serious recommendation to my GP. See, he admitted to me that because of my current medication list, he can't treat me. It's just a rule. But we were able to get to a place of mutual respect and understanding where he wasn't just telling me "No." He was telling me no and offering me further options for success. That's a win in my book.

How did it happen? I did exactly as Elizabeth Mizioch-Crawford taught me. I booked an afternoon appointment, close to the end of the day. I took my time. I owned my space and I told my story. He was very polite (almost following my script written in my fantasy!) in his questioning. I told him honestly, giving him all my dirty laundry and everything. And I told it in the form of a story. I told it to him as if I were walking him through the events themselves.


I have never been this successful this quickly with a doctor before. Oh, sure, I've run into great doctors who gave me the benefit of a doubt, and they were WONDERFUL. But never have I turned a "no" into "possible yes" before. I amazed myself. It was really, really scary at times... being me. Being that real. Being that open and honest. But because of that, and because I told it as a story, by Jove, it worked.

I am truly, truly amazed.


  1. Oh my goodness, I do know that feeling, and it sure doesn't happen on a regular basis! I am so glad for you!

  2. Oh, thank you so much... I honestly thought I was wishing for something that I would never experience, ya know?