Ok ... here it is ... I hate going to the doctor! End of discussion. I really hate it. I also hate going to the hospital as a patient. I go to great extremes to avoid it all together. Why is that? Why, as nurses, do we wait until the last minute to seek medical treatment? I know I am not the only one who feels like this, but I want perspectives from other nurses.
I had to be hospitalized last year for several days .... of course, my insurance required that I go to the hosptial that I worked at. This was a horrible thing for me. Is it just me or do others feel the same way?
As nurses, we should be one of the first to seek medical care for ourselves when we don't feel well. I know for me, it is a very difficult thing to do. This past year I had a terrible bout with bronchitis ... I finally went to the docotr when I could not stop coughing. I should have gone earlier. Am I the only one who does this?