welfare bum

Successfully missing the point since 1977.

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

they have doctors here eh?

i have a doctor's appointment on friday. this will mark the first time in almost a decade that i've been to see a doctor on my own behalf and the first time in more than a decade when that visit to the doctor will be for a routine checkup not involving broken bones.

there are no broken bones or known illnesses to mark this doctorial visit. i think there may be a little tiny bit of common sense and "old-enough-to-know-better"-ness coming through. my family has a history of cholesterol, blood pressure and heart-related illnesses and i figured maybe i should perhaps try to tackle any of these issues before i end up in an operating room, rather than afterwards. prevention is the best medicine is it not? i figure if i start keeping up on the b/p and cholesterol at a semi-early age, then i could throw another 10+ years onto if and when it will become a serious issue in my life.

see, i'm pretty sure that when i go into the office and the doctor conducts the tests and checks my weight that i will be told "well mmat, you could stand to lose a couple of pounds and eat healthier," but being told this by a person with multiple post-secondary degrees may actually be enough convincing to do what i already know i need to do.

but if i already know i need to do these things, doesn't that mean i should just do them and not waste the doctor's time?

well, wasting time is what being canadian is all aboot eh. plus, maybe i'll ask why my knee hurts most of the time. i'm guessing it boils down to a soccer injury from 7th grade that i never really took care of properly.



  • At Tue Jan 16, 02:16:00 PM, Anonymous halford said…

    Good man! Don't worry too much about the heart-thing. Maybe I'm the only one who got it! As far as weight goes, I just weighed in... either the baby's 20 pounds already, or I've got a LOT of "maternal storage tissue". Don't forget to cough. heh heh heh

  • At Tue Jan 16, 06:04:00 PM, Blogger Martini said…

    Ah, so you're that bit of cork plugging up our otherwise hasty medical system eh?

    Oh wait, I must've gotten our medical system mixed up with, uh, well, any other country in the entire world.


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