Amazingly enough, a little benign neglect goes a long way.
What a surprise.
I went to my doctor for my annual physical yesterday.
Did I mention I HATE going to the doctor?
I don't like to go. I don't want a bunch of referrals I don't want to open a can of worms but I had questions about a few issues.
I would prefer to ignore something and not do anything.
I just want him to know about stuff so if something bad happens, he can't say "You never mentioned that..."
But I went for my annual physical yesterday.
I'd been dreading it for weeks because I just can't talk to my doctor.
He's very nice but he always seems so busy.
So....I had a bunch of questions and concerns.
I wrote them down and was very patient.
I explained to my doctor that it was difficult to ask him questions while i was sitting there naked in nothing but a flimsy paper gown.
He was very kind.
He was very patient.
He took a long time and listened to all my questions and concerns.
He gave me stuff that I wanted and didn't push me into doing stuff I didn't want.
But here is the interesting part.
For someone who does not want to go to the doctor unless I am dying or mortally injured, I am remarkably healthy.
My labs were great.
My EKG was excellent.
My weight was okay.
Everything was on the up side of very good.
I was pleased and I am glad I don't have to go back for another year.
And I am a FIRM believer in the concept of benign neglect.