Romans 8:25 - But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently.
You’ve just been diagnosed with a disease. It needs to be treated. However, you have to see a specialist to get the care you need.
You feel like the appointment should happen today, maybe even tomorrow, but you have to wait for an opening. It can be weeks or even months before you can get in.
That’s something I’m not very good at especially when it comes to my healthcare. What I have to remember is that there are other people out there who also need to see the doctor just as much as I do, and sometimes even more.
I must stop focusing on what’s wrong with me. This disease. This new negative in my life, and I need to be glad that there is a specialist who is willing and able to not only see me, but may help improve my outcome. Yet, why do I have to wait so long?
Let’s take a look at some of the reasons why it takes so long to get in to see that specialist, or any other physician, in the article, “The Doctor Will See You – In a Few Weeks,” from everydayhealth.com; and what we can do to cut down our waiting time such as conveying urgency and being thorough in our preparations for the appointment.
Waiting can be difficult to deal with especially if your medical condition is something that causes you pain and restricts your daily activities, but by using some of the tips listed above you may be able to see the doctor sooner.
In the meantime, let’s follow the advice of the Bible verse above: remain hopeful for the appointment we don’t have yet, and wait patiently.
Karen Dalske is a freelance writer, public speaker, is active in her church and writes her blogs out of her own experiences of pain, illness and loss.