Currently, I have two extraordinary patients in the way they regard me as their physician.
These two patients would hug me after every consultation visit with me. One is a female thyroid cancer patient. The other is a female breast cancer patient.
Today, the breast cancer patient visited me for a medical consultation. After the consultation, as she has been doing before, she told me “pa-hug doktor.” Her husband was with her. Today, I commented: “is this for good luck purpose?” “No” she said. She continued: “It is just like what you said in your ‘Delightful Feedback to Me in your Facebook.’ Don’t wait for necrological services to show appreciation for someone. I am very thankful for what you have done to me and I want to express my continual appreciation with a hug every time I see you.”
I was so touched by this explanation. I felt the same reason being given to me by the thyroid cancer patient who also always hugs me when she sees me.
Thank you very much, hugging patients. I love and appreciate your gesture.