I am going to a new doctor tomorrow- a new shoulder orthopedic guy, and I am asking for energy to present in a positive light and say the things I want to say well enough to get what I need. I need the following:
1) For him to listen to what I say, and not jump to any conclusions(fat women don't know their bodies).
2) For him to understand that I've been at this thing called rehabilitation a really long time now, and it's gotten really old.
3) If surgery might help, not to make me wait forever, while he tries this and that and runs tons of more tests (though some tests are inevitable, I'm sure)
4) That I need a psycho-somatic approach; body and mind/spirit must both be recognized and honored. They are intrinsically combined.
5)He must believe my pain is real, and not just the right arm and shoulder, but knees, back, neck, etc
6)A referral for more physical therapy, if surgery is not forthcoming, and not to a sports-type rehab place(I need more encouragement and less go get'em tiger attitude, which turns me off badly).
7)The empowerment to ask for this in a reasonable, expectant manner without crying too much, or whining at all.
If you receive this after 11 AM, send energy anyway. I am almost positive that time is relative and flows in several directions. I promise not to tell the doctor this tomorrow. I don't want him to catch on that I'm a little crazy until after the first visit. Thank you.