Being a patient with long-term health conditions (LTCs) requires patience . . . something I am continuing to learn through my experience. I am not always very patient, getting cross quickly when letters don't arrive for weeks and doctors are running late. But sometimes apathy takes hold - chasing the doctors never seems to work anyway, so what is the point!? - and I can become too patient! I'm not sure whether the title of this blog, The Patient Patient, is ironic or not!
This blog was written by Anya de Iongh. who is now currently studying for a MSc in Occupational Therapy, building on her experiences as a patient and the range of patient leadership roles she was privileged to have.