Apr 16 2010
I’ve been busy. I’ve been so busy that I have had to keep myself from writing.
Writing takes time.
The key point is that I have to keep myself from writing. Once I get started somehow several hours have gone by.
However, I just had to share this latest visit to my doctor for my annual physical. He’s been my doctor for years, is just little older than I with pale hair, faded freckles and the slightly startled look of a newborn.
I’m sitting on the examination table in my fetching paper gown.
Door opens, in walks my doctor. He asks me the usual questions about how I’m feeling and my overall health.
Then he surprises me.
Doctor: Want a flu shot?
Ms. Q: What?! No. Not really
Doctor: Why not?
Ms. Q: I don’t like shots.
Doctor: But this is a flu shot – you don’t want to get the flu, do you?
Ms. Q: No. But I heard there might be side effects.
Doctor: Do you watch Fox News?
Ms. Q: [What? Huh?] No. I don’t watch TV. Why?
Doctor: Fox News thinks that flu shots are part of some conspiracy. You know, black helicopters, that type of thing.
Ms. Q: Uh…huh.
Doctor: It’s all a plot to scare everyone from a non-existent danger.
Ms. Q: Oh. Well, I don’t watch TV.
Doctor: So let me give you a flu shot.
Ms. Q: I just gave blood. I don’t want any more needles!
Doctor: I think you should. I have a bad feeling about this year’s flu season.
Ms. Q: Ugh. But I heard there are side effects.
Doctor: Yes. The SIDE EFFECT is that you DON’T GET THE FLU.
Score one for my doctor! Humor wins! And he really does have my best interest at heart.
I got the H1N1 vaccination. A quick jab in the right shoulder.
I also recalled that I was due for a tetanus booster so he jabbed me in my left shoulder.
So that was my Friday morning.
My plans for tonight?
Cholesterol test is done…it’s time for some melted fat!