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When you are under a doctor’s care SPEAK UP or forever hold your peace!

The only way your health professional is going to know what you want and need is if you tell them. e.g. “I want to have less pain”. “I want to have more energy”.

The only times I have been a patient was when I gave birth. All four times I needed to speak up. I am a registered nurse and I have been there and done that many times as far as trying to guess what a patient needs. Some patients seem difficult because they pester everyone. That is OK because sometimes it takes pestering to get your nurse or physician or the resident on call to pay closer attention. Demand to be informed. Demand to be included in all decisions and if you don’t understand something 100% keep asking!
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