Comments : Compassion

  • 3 months ago

    by Lucifer

    It brought tears in my eyes. I think this is the poem you were talking about.

    Times like these when our dear ones are suffering, we are praying to God for doctors to come out and tell us the good news
    In the critical time.

    Another heartfelt poem!

    • 3 months ago

      by Kitty Cat Lady

      Thanks Lucifer :-) it's on the same theme, but THAT poem is a work in progress :-)
      =^.^=

  • 3 months ago

    by Mark

    Well done capturing the mind of a patient..describing her preferences for how life changing news is delievered

    • 3 months ago

      by Kitty Cat Lady

      Thanks Mark, unfortunately this one was from experience, years ago now, but as I said, it stays with me and always will.
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  • 3 months ago

    by Milly Hayward

    A very valid message much needed. As I too can testify. Well done for helping raise awareness and with such nice rhyming. Definitely worth nominating x

    • 3 months ago

      by Kitty Cat Lady

      Wow. Thanks so much Milly! My very first nomination. I'm so chuffed :-)
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  • 3 months ago

    by Brenda

    I'm sorry you had to get your news in this fashion. Unfortunately a lot of Dr's don't have that empathy gene to convey heart ripping news to a patient. Your write was done wonderfully, good rhyming throughout and it flowed beautifully.

    • 3 months ago

      by Kitty Cat Lady

      Thanks Brenda. You would think it would form part of the training eh? I have met some absolutely outstanding doctors too though. I'm glad you liked it.
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  • 3 months ago

    by Em

    Drs don't seem to know much about compassion unfortunately that being said a well rhymed piece

    • 3 months ago

      by Kitty Cat Lady

      They become desensitised I guess, doing it day in, day out :-(
      Thanks though Em :-)
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  • 2 months ago

    by IdTakeABulletForYou

    This was magnificent, a truly unique poem concept I've never seen before... I've honestly never thought of it, either. We most definitely are two quite different people (judging from your comment on my Nihilism poem, you care an awful lot and it seems I care less with each passing day), and going to the doctor I just want whatever it is to be told to me flat out. I think empathy is an important trait for a doctor, though; not only that, but to gauge and even ask for customer input. A doctor should tailor the experience to the person he/she is dealing with, especially seeing as appointment's tend to be expensive affairs these days. Some people, like yourself, can be traumatized by an apathetic diagnosis; while trying to fix health problems, it's best not to cause PTSD, too.

    I hope that the news you got wasn't bad, and your words are wonderful- I'm glad your friend encouraged you to write; myself, as a stranger, encourage you to write more! :)

    Sorry if I didn't make much sense throughout my comment; I am in a rambling sort of mood. My bad!

    Great job on the write,
    S

    • 2 months ago

      by Kitty Cat Lady

      Hey thanks S, not at all rambling and easily understood. This was written in relation to being told, while pregnant, that my unborn child was "not compatible with life" ... they were wrong and he's now almost 17 but what a way to word such news!
      I'm with you on the straight talking bit, but even I found that unnecessarily harsh! Lol

      Thanks so much for your lovely comments and kind words ... I think you care more than you let on ;-) x
      Kitty =^.^=

  • 1 month ago

    by Glenn Gay

    I like this. It is sad how the bedside manner of most doctor's today have become like a bull in a China shop. Short on compassion, short on time and yet so quick to bill. When I go to the doctors office and watch people as they enter and exit it reminds me of the 29 years I watched automobiles coming off the assembly line. The difference is I knew the autos were completed and the patients are probably just as sick as when they went in.
    Good job

    • 1 month ago

      by Kitty Cat Lady

      Thanks so much for your comments Glen, I'm glad you liked it. Here in the UK we're very lucky to get 'free' healthcare, but the younger doctors are horribly overworked and underpaid ... but this particular doctor was a senior with years of experience ... her words and my shock at hearing them will probably never leave me! It's good to get this stuff out via poetry :-)
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  • 1 month ago

    by Meena Krish

    Judging Comment

    This poem is truthful and it captures a patient’s inner
    feelings, anxiety and pain when they need to hear the news
    from a doctor who has no feelings what so ever. Sometimes I
    feel they are just cold heart-ed and they deliver the news
    as if the patient deserves it. There are very few who have
    that patience and compassion and this poem really portrays
    pain against a doctor’s non compassionate heart.
    Well penned…take care

    • 1 month ago

      by Kitty Cat Lady

      Meena, thank you so much for this. I really appreciated your vote and your lovely comments. Thanks for your judging term also :-) x
      Kitty =^.^=

  • 1 month ago

    by Alice

    This poem is very true. Doctors sometimes just see an illness and not a human being, its crazy! I've had medical professionals confuse me with other patients and say completely tactless things, yet I've also had doctors cry in front of me , give heartfelt compliments and hilarious jokes. I guess they are human too, they would have to have awfully big hearts in order to treat each patient so warmly.

    • 1 month ago

      by Kitty Cat Lady

      Sounds like you've been through a lot Alice! I think such things should be part of their training. Maybe one day eh! :-) x
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  • 1 week ago

    by William Mae

    What a great write, and so true. It’s so easy to forget what words can do to the person they are relayed to. I love the way you penned this.

    • 1 week ago

      by Kitty Cat Lady

      I really appreciate your comments William, thank you :-) x
      =^.^=

  • 1 week ago

    by Ben

    I think as writers we are very aware of how powerful words (spoken or written) are, this is a very relatable write and something that makes me think about how we use language in our everyday lives....love this write added to favs :)

    Ben x

    • 1 week ago

      by Kitty Cat Lady

      That's a huge complement! Thanks Ben :-) x
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