Wednesday 23 March 2016

A Fun Day

Jeez… I am all aflutter.

Tomorrow I have a physical and I can’t say that I am looking forward to it. I guess it has been about three years since the last one and really, every ten years seems like it would be good enough. I’m told that is a bad attitude to have and physicals should be scheduled every year, like automobile maintenance. If that’s the case, then every five years works for my car and for me. I need a new attitude towards my vehicles too.

There are very good reasons I don’t like to go to the doctor. Sometimes when you go you have an ache or a pain that just won’t go away. Well, sometimes when you make the appointment the pain goes away leaving you sitting on that uncomfortable doctors examination table with your feet dangling and telling the doctor that it did indeed actually hurt a few days ago…no, really. If the pain stays with you into the doctors examination room the doctor will do one or two things. She will find out what it is and you will have to go for more tests or take some unpleasant drugs, probably both. She may not find anything and in that case you will have to go for more tests and take some unpleasant drugs. I could do without the doctor and just go for more tests on my own.

If there is something wrong with me, I will need to eat better, get more exercise and come back in a week or two to see how I am doing. If there is nothing wrong with me, then I am just a whiner taking up the doctor’s time just because I am getting old. In a week or two I will be stressing out again and be back in the waiting room. I think that I am just aging and unless my doctor happens to be Ponce De Leon, I’ll just have to live with it.

It boils down to fear I guess. I am probably okay, but if I’m not, I don’t think I actually want to know. Sure, I want to know if there is something that can be done about it, but I don’t want to know if I will be lingering in pain. I have no worry about a loss of mental faculties, that ship sailed a long time ago.

Well, off to bed and off to the doctors in the morning. I will have a nice chat, a laugh or two and then she will violate me. Sounds like a fun day.

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