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Monday, July 7, 2008

What's Up Doc?

I've been dreading today for three weeks now. Why? Today I have a doctor's appointment and, since it's been 3 years since I last saw her, I'm guessing she's going to read me the riot act about ignoring my health. And I have no excuse...I have been ignoring things. I guess I've been subscribing to that very wrong philosophy that "ignorance is bliss."

So today is the day I will face the truth. I've been sitting at the kitchen table this morning making a long list of the various questions I have for the doctor. I'm sure she will discuss in great detail my hypertension, high cholesterol, weight issues and a variety of other conditions that come with middle-age so those aren't even on my list. My questions are more individualized and specific to my quirky body.

It doesn't help that I'm going to be walking into the exam room limping dramatically. I've had a terrible pain in my right foot now for a few months and it only seems to have gotten worse. Had I not had this appointment scheduled, I might have asked Hubby to take me to Urgent Care this weekend which tells you the amount of pain I'm now having. Yes, I've been playing golf. Yes, I've been out shopping. Yes, I've been trying to ignore it but that time has long passed.

My appointment today is a "physical" which means that my time with the doctor will be longer than usual and, considering my already known conditions, the length of my questions list and my very sore foot, it's a good thing. I have a feeling I'm going to need every minute I'm entitled to.


meno said...

I hope she doesn't scold you. I hate being scolded.

Good luck!

Renee said...

I hope you don't get scolded either. My doc at least is smart enough to not bother with the scolding. Instead she sees that I'm coming and schedules for a bunch of stuff I wasn't expecting because she never knows when I'll come while she's got me captive she does everything that she can. LOL! I like that about her.
The only disagreement we've had is her thinking that artificial hormones are a good thing and me not agreeing with that. But she has agreed to disagree with me on that. LOL!

i hope your appointment goes well and for the most part you are in tip top shape...oh and they figure out what's up with your foot too.

Ralph said...

Accept the scold, and ask all the questions you need to and fully answer the good doctor's questions. We need you in the best shape you can be, for blogging purposes, naturally!

Susie said...

Hi Joan,
Hope your Dr. visit goes well. I've been reading of so foot problems in blogland. Hope yours is easily solved.

Patti said...

Joan, I hope it went well at the doctor's. I haven't read your most recent post yet, so I don't know.

Sorry to hear about the foot pain. For me it's my knees. Getting old is yucky.