Doctors Need Two Left Shoes

legs1I have come to a conclusion. I think the medical profession (especially doctors) needs to wear two left shoes.

“Why?” you might ask? Well, I’ll tell you…

Living with a chronic illness, we always wish people could understand what it’s like being sick 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and 365 days a year. However, we would never ever wish our pain on another person — We know too well what it’s like to be hurting all the time, and wouldn’t even wish it on our worst enemy.

Empathy is a funny thing though. If you “feel” what a person is going through, then you appreciate better what their pain is like, even if you can’t see it with your own eyes.

So, I figure that if people in the medical profession wore two left shoes for just one day, they will quickly be reminded what it’s like to live and work in pain — And offer more empathy to their future patients.

If they need an extra reminder, they can wear two left shoes of a smaller size for a refresher course!

It should be a simple, yet effective experiment and/or reminder, don’t you think?

Wouldn’t it be great to suddenly start seeing people in the medical profession wearing two left shoes?

Just sayin’!


2 thoughts on “Doctors Need Two Left Shoes

  1. This was a pretty good post and very true. Living with lupus and having family, friends and doctors understand what it feels like to always be in pain and uncertainty is a pain. Though, every single, as I live with Lupus; I am learning to beat the uncertainty by taking one day at a time.

    When it comes to the pain, it is very nerve wrecking when someone says, “Well.. What’s wrong now?” Or ,”Are you sure you’ll be alright?” When you’ve gone through so much mentally, physically and spiritually with this fight.

    I’ve only had lupus for 1 year. August 2016 will be my 2 year fight. I am not creating a personal relationship with the disease but know it all too well when it comes to peers and family not quite understanding.

    This is going to be an interesting journey. Best of blessings!

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