Many people were coming in and out of my room throughout the day. Orderlies restocking the cupboards, nurses checking my vitals, and volunteers bringing meal trays. I was shocked when one of the knocks on the door was my geneticist. She sat on my bed in a motherly way and asked me if I was okay and stayed for over half an hour talking to us. I had been wondering about my gene tests and why the results hadn't came in, and without even asking, she told me that she was wondering the same thing and had been calling the lab a few times to nag them! I was in disbelief. This doctor who has so many sick patients actually cared enough about my situation to keep a close eye out for my results. This was so new to me. Over the past two years I've had so many doctors, all of them overrun with patients and so stressed out and busy that they wouldn't even remember who I was, let alone which tests they ordered at the last visit. And here was my doctor, just as busy as all the others, taking her time to come see me, remembering my father after one brief meeting, and nagging a lab about my test. Usually it's the patient who has to nag about their results! She is looking out for me in the same way I was looking out for myself, the same way my mother would look out for me, and that's all I can ask.
To anyone reading this who is thinking "Man, I wish I had a doctor like that.", my advice is; don't settle. You deserve a doctor like this. I wished for so long to find a doctor who would advocate for me and when I least expected it, she came. Don't lose hope. They're not easy to find, but they're out there. Don't stay settle for a doctor who makes you feel like a number. You deserve a Dr. B.