Make the most of your doctor’s visit

Make the most 
of your doctor’s visit

Your care team is there to support you. Most of the time this means supplying the right medication, treatment options, check-ups and medical knowledge - but their support is not limited to just the physical stuff. 

Your doctor can also help to make your hopes and dreams a reality through providing advice and tailored treatment options. They can support you in going for that job you’ve been dreaming about, joining that sports team you’ve wanted to join since you were a kid, or even make that three-month backpacking trip happen. That’s why it’s important to keep them in the loop when it comes to your ambitions, and have an open and ongoing conversation with them in regards to your treatment.

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(Non-medical) Things to discuss with your doctor

 

For you to make the most of the possibilities in your life, you can start exploring your options and possible barriers with the support of the healthcare team around you. Here are some conversational ideas to get you started: 

A goal you want to achieve: Do you have a dream? Something you’re working towards, or want to work towards? This could be anything from applying for a job to climbing Mount Everest. Talk about your goals with your doctor. They can help with the practical side of things so you can focus on the more exciting part. 

Something you’re worried about: Maybe you’re having trouble even having ambitions because there is something in the way. Talk to your doctor about whatever it is that you feel is blocking your path — they will be able to help break down any barriers and let you see that dream in full view.

Your 5-year plan: Discuss with them where you see yourself in five years (or two, or ten) from now. Think in terms of your work, study, travel, relationships, sport and anything else that you find relevant. Together with their help, you can create a strategy to get you where you’re going. 

Ask for options: Maybe you don’t want to climb a mountain or backpack around Asia - but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t evaluate your options in terms of treatment. Who knows, maybe there’s an option out there for you that could make your day-to-day life easier or give you more time to do the things you love at home. 

Want to learn more about haemophilia?
 

Do you know what a Liberator is?
Get to know one here!

 

 

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Make the most 
of your doctor’s visit

Your care team is there to support you. Most of the time this means supplying the right medication, treatment options, check-ups and medical knowledge - but their support is not limited to just the physical stuff. 

Your doctor can also help to make your hopes and dreams a reality through providing advice and tailored treatment options. They can support you in going for that job you’ve been dreaming about, joining that sports team you’ve wanted to join since you were a kid, or even make that three-month backpacking trip happen. That’s why it’s important to keep them in the loop when it comes to your ambitions, and have an open and ongoing conversation with them in regards to your treatment.

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(Non-medical) Things to discuss with your doctor

 

For you to make the most of the possibilities in your life, you can start exploring your options and possible barriers with the support of the healthcare team around you. Here are some conversational ideas to get you started: 

A goal you want to achieve: Do you have a dream? Something you’re working towards, or want to work towards? This could be anything from applying for a job to climbing Mount Everest. Talk about your goals with your doctor. They can help with the practical side of things so you can focus on the more exciting part. 

Something you’re worried about: Maybe you’re having trouble even having ambitions because there is something in the way. Talk to your doctor about whatever it is that you feel is blocking your path — they will be able to help break down any barriers and let you see that dream in full view.

Your 5-year plan: Discuss with them where you see yourself in five years (or two, or ten) from now. Think in terms of your work, study, travel, relationships, sport and anything else that you find relevant. Together with their help, you can create a strategy to get you where you’re going. 

Ask for options: Maybe you don’t want to climb a mountain or backpack around Asia - but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t evaluate your options in terms of treatment. Who knows, maybe there’s an option out there for you that could make your day-to-day life easier or give you more time to do the things you love at home. 

Want to learn more about haemophilia?
 

Do you know what a Liberator is?
Get to know one here!

 

 

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