Healthy Living

A Patient’s Perspective on Routine Crohn’s Check-ups

Should I stay or should I go?

Okay, you’re back in the waiting room after your check-in with the nurse. Minutes tick on by, then suddenly you have to use the toilet. Now there’s a dilemma. You gotta go but you also don’t want to miss them calling your name. What’s going to happen if you’re in the bathroom when they call you? Will they put the next person in front of you and make you wait even longer than you had originally scheduled your appointment? No one wants to spend any more time waiting to see a doctor than you do. With every minute that passes and they don't call your name, you spend the entire time wondering about whether or not you should have gone. Soon, you’re kicking yourself for not having gone 15 minutes ago, now that they still haven’t called your name. They do say hindsight is always 20/20.