Originally Posted by NorthernMama
I don't know if I would just hand over the list. I think I would take it with me and then discuss it with my doctor. If he wants to read it fine, but I find discussions to be more beneficial as one thing can lead to another. As you discuss, tick off each point that you cover so you don't miss anything.
I'm kinda thinking maybe do both. Hand him/her the list and then discuss each point on it. That way if I forget anything (as I'm prone to do, especially if in the moment I feel nervous or like it "is just a minor thing"), the doctor can still see that it's there.
Also, would it be weird to ask my boyfriend to go with me (and be in the room with me, if they'll let him)? I'm not a shy person, really, but I tend to get nervous when asking for help, especially from people I don't know (which, in my mind, I'd be asking the doctor for help figuring out what's wrong with me) and I think having someone there for "moral support" would help me be...braver. I'd ask my mom, but she's got her own stuff she's dealing with (uterine cancer) and I don't want to burden her/put this on her. Posted via Mobile Device