I’ve become a professional waiter, not in the sense that I work at a restaurant with little vases on the tables but in the sense that I have developed a talent for waiting.
- I waited literally years for someone to figure out that I even had RA
- I waited for 2 months before any doctor would even agree to see me due to the fact that 17 was to young to see an adult rheumatologist but to old to see a pediatric rheumatologist. [my wonderful mother is the one who got that sorted]
- I waited for almost 2 years to finally be put on the right combination of medications.
- I have to take my daily life at a slow pace so that things actually get done
- I’ve had to reduce the number of hours I take thus prolonging my stay in college because my body couldn’t handle the stress
- And of course the near endless waiting in doctors offices. One would think that I would only have to see a rheumatologist but nope nope nope nope that would be way to easy [for the record I have to see: Orthopedists, Neurologists, Gastrointestinologist’s, Rheumatologists, Immunologists, Pulmonologists, psychiatrists, Chiropractors, massage therapists, and of course good ol’ physical therapists]
So in a sense I am in fact a waiter, I realized that today. They say patience is a virtue and I’m sure it is but others like myself are forced to develop extremem patience. I realized this today and felt like sharing.