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Posted by on Oct 2, 2018 in CRPS / RSD | 0 comments

4 in 1 (02.10.2018)

4 in 1 (02.10.2018)

Ever planned something that seemed like a good idea at the time, and then realized – just before starting – that it wasn’t such a great idea?

That’s me, this morning. I planned to take some time off work today, a while back, for a medical appointment for my rare disease. The appointment’s at 1300, at a hospital in MontrĂ©al’s city centre (downtown) area.

It’s a drive of between 30 & 60 minutes, depending on traffic. And road construction detours; a frequent challenge in our area.

Then I thought it would be a good idea to take the whole day off, to coordinate 2 other appointments on the same date. But at 2 other hospitals downtown; at 1545 & at 1730. Then I added in a stop at a 4th hospital.

So now I’m wondering how I’m going to get through the day!

Before I was struck with a neuroinflammatory disease, this would’ve been a breeze. I often visited multiple hospitals in a day, for work; my field is biomedical ethics (also called bioethics).

But doing this as a patient seems exhausting, almost overwhelming, and I haven’t even left home yet! And I’m worrying what will happen if just 1 appointment runs late, which would make me late for the other appointments…

Wish me luck!

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