This blog will be short and sweet because I have to run off to a doctor’s appointment. I don’t remember if it is the dermatologist or the opthamologist. I’ll have to consult my diary so I don’t wind up waiting an hour in the wrong office.
I also have to check my wallet to make sure I replaced my insurance card after the last doctor’s visit, and that I have cash, check, or credit card for the co-pay.
Oh, and I’d better attend to the status of my underwear just in case today’s appointment turns out to be with the gynocologist.
I used to look forward to the end of summer. I happily anticipated the cooler weather and the fact that my children were returning to school. Now summer’s end has a whole new meaning. It has turned into check-up season.
My car also receives regular check-ups. But I take it to one place and they examine all the moving parts. People, on the other hand, are required to see specialists. Hence, I am spending the equivalent of an entire month rotating among medical offices.
I don’t think it’s my imagination, but with every passing year the maintenance list seems to grow longer. This year I added a retinologist, who after the exam, suggested I see my opthamologist who will, no doubt, send me to an optometrist. Last year I added a cardiologist. Or was that the year before?
Some visits I don’t mind so much. For example, seeing the dermatologist is definitely less stressful than a visit to the gastroenterologist. And the only preparation required is that I remove my makeup rather than the contents of my intestines.
The radiologist’s office was kind enough to send me a postcard to remind me it was time for my annual mammogram. I’m not sure whether I will fit this in before or immediately after I see the dentist.
I also have a podiatrist on the payroll, but he had his turn last month. The periodontist shall have to wait until October. I would schedule the orthopedist, but he happens to be on vacation.
Don’t get me wrong. I’m not complaining, only observing. I am grateful that so far, all outcomes have been good. And I shall continue to do what it takes to keep it that way. I just don’t understand how someone who feels so young could have body parts that require this much attention.
I’ve made a list, and before September is over, I will have seen nine different doctors. Not bad for a person considered to be in very good health!
1000 Things To Say…………is taking the rest of the summer off. Thank you all for your readership and support. See you in September. Enjoy the rest of your summer and stay healthy!