I've been reading through some of the blogs seeing how others are visiting their doctor's for check-ups, getting things taken care of, etc and it got me to thinking about the last time I actually had a complete physical (along with blood/urinary workups) and it's been about 3 years. I do stop in about once every 6 months to get prescriptions refilled or if I get a bad sinus infection and need antibiotics. Other than that I usually feel fine and am always of the mind that if it isn't broke don't fix it. Not sure if that is the right attitude or not but due to the problems we have had with getting hubby looked after I have a sour taste in my mouth for doctor's. Also, it is hard to find a family practitioner here in Alberta that is taking on new patients and I absolutely refuse to go back to the one I was using before. So just how important is that "yearly checkup"? Some say really important, others say not so much. I get my yearly mammogram done because of my Mom's breast cancer but I can do that without going to a doctor and I get a letter with the results. I get my eyes dialated once a year to keep an "eye" on my macular degeneration, again I can do that without a doctor. So what exactly can a doctor provide once a year if you are not feeling ill in anyway?
It's still blizzarding here, I shovelled the driveway this morning and it took me 4x as long as normal. We have drifts 4 feet high and the snow is packed hard from the blowing wind. It's great exercise and I love shovelling snow just didn't anticipate how long it was going to take me. Still blowing out there so will probably have to do it again tomorrow, not going out there again today.
Sitting here listening to the radio and there is an ad for Herbal Magic that advertises they will pay you $11.00 for every pound lost between now and I think the end of February. What they neglected to add was that the program costs $600.00 a month for the all the vitamins, etc that they want you to take, so you would have to lose 60 pounds a month just to break even......ironic isn't it.
06:45 orange, cranberry bran muffin w/butter
10:30 french vanilla cappichino
13:30 chicken noodle soup w/crackers, 2 baby bell cheese portions w/3 Ritz crackers, cup of tea
17:00 smokie w/sauerkraut and quinoa