This morning I saw my doctor. If any one had doubts about how to have a good time, a doctor’s visit is NOT the solution.
I had 3 things to tell him:
My right shoulder hurts and I have some flexibility problem. It's not a big issue but it interferes with my pickelball playing. As you can see I'm keeping my priorities straight!
My back has been sore to the point that I stopped walking and running. I'm also popping Aleve about once every 3 days.
My doctor sent me to get X-Rays. I thought it would take months before I could get an appointment. He added he could see me tomorrow to talk about the results as he had a cancellation. Say what? I will be seen TODAY for the X-Rays! Say what? I pinched myself, I thought I was not understanding him right. He speaks French which is my mother tongue but I have been writing only in English so, maybe I'm losing my French!
Just to humor him, I went to the X-Rays clinic. The lady at the reception didn't crack a smile, she took my information and sent me to the waiting room, WHAT? There must be hidden camera and I'm on some show or something!
I sat and was looking around to see if there were magazines. I didn't even have time to look around the whole empty room that I was called in to get my X-Ray done. When did I walk into a parallel universe? Everyone was so professional, and did I mention there was NO waiting! I swear, I don't take drugs and I'm off alcohol. There is only one explanation: I died and I'm in heaven! I didn't know much about heaven but apparently they have a fine tuned health system!
My last issue was about my Cholesterol pill which I stopped. So I told my now-best-friend doctor about it. I got a lecture. “You should have come to see me first” without taking another breath he continues “now we won't know what it was before” still not breathing “bla bla bla bla”. “Sometime in June go for a blood test.” As soon he stopped to take a breath I told him I lost 40 pounds since Feb First “That is too fast! You should do that in a year or 2 not in 3 months (it actually is 3 months and a half but why be rude and interrupt him), it's not good for you, bla bla bla”. I'm trying to stop him and when he does, I changed my strategy and told him: “I lost that much because I LISTENED to your great advice.” Why not try to strike his ego? It didn't work!
I tried to explain to him that I was not trying to lose so much weight so fast. My goal was to lose slowly. Should I have stopped the weight loss by stuffing my face with junk food? There was no way to reason with him, I'm guilty of dropping fat too fast, I'm an horrible human being. WHATEVER!
I'm happy with my decision to stop the pill (that is the cholesterol one), if I hadn’t, I would have had to make another appointment with him. He would have sent me to get a blood test (before stopping). Then I would have had to get another appointment with him. Blood work again (a month after stopping). Then back to him for the results. Getting lectured the whole time about this and that, just not my cup of health tea!
Health TipsOn your visit to your doctor, do not forget to put on ear plug before entering.