I had my post-surgery follow-up appointment with my ENT surgeon yesterday. I always request a patient summary after my appointment is finished. I like to retain this information, for my personal records. This summary always includes information about all of my future appointments with my team of medical specialists.
I already have multiple medical appointments, with several diverse specialists, scheduled for 2019. Reading about all of my upcoming appointments is always an obvious reminder of just how very time consuming is truly is to effectively manage multiple chronic conditions. There is only so much time in a day, after all.
Needing to attend multiple medical appointments displaces the time that might be spent in completing other activities, of course. Although I have been dealing with this reality for quite some time, it still does strike me when I see all of my upcoming appointments, for the next several months, in writing.