Lucia has something to say

Monday, May 21, 2007

New Doctor

I went to a new doctor today. For a physical I had scheduled a month ago. She waltzed into the room with the cutest little white skirt. And I knew I was going to like Dr. Wong.

New doctors always seem interested in my work. Most of them get it. They get what I do and why. And some, I think, envy it a little, and spend a few hours that afternoon thinking about volunteering on a short-term mission for Doctors Without Borders. (Or at least I like to think so.)

New doctors always have questions. Lifestyle questions. Health questions. Vaccination questions. Yes, I have a stunning array of vaccinations from everything from polio (which does still exist in small pockets of the world, including in India) to meningococcal (which I think has something to do with meningitis) to the hepititises. She asked if I’d been in contact with anyone with TB lately. Who knows? I wonder sometimes about those people hacking on buses, but how would I know what they’ve got? When I was a teacher, I had to get regular TB tests. Now, they seem to be only on an as-worried basis.

I scheduled blood tests, and we'll talk again. I’m sure Dr. Wong and I are going to get along just fine.


Blogger meno said...

I really like my doctor too, which is good because otherwise i'd never go. How silly is that?

6:50 PM  
Blogger KC said...

Cute white skirts earn in A+ in my doctor scale.

But does she have cute shoes?

8:16 PM  
Blogger Gordo said...

Liking your doctor is a must. Unfortunately, mine practises what I call fast-food medicine: in and out in five minutes, 9 times out of 10 carrying a prescription for something.

We have a doctor shortage here, so I can't easily change. Yup. A doctor shortage in a medical-school university town. Who knew?

9:11 PM  
Blogger Girlplustwo said...

it's nice to feel like you get and are gotten. especially by someone who holds your health in their minds.

you know, like having KC for a doc, that kind of thing.

12:23 AM  
Blogger Lucia said...

kc: Unfortunately her shoes were pretty average, but they did look just fine with the skirt. Let's just say the look worked.

5:20 AM  
Blogger QT said...

Oh good, I'm glad you finally went! And liking your doc is a big, big plus~ it makes it easier to divulge the secret bad habits.

7:01 AM  
Blogger karmic said...

When *A* went to her doctor she liked her too and they had a very long conversation. She is very happy with her.

7:53 AM  
Blogger Lynnea said...

Sorry to hear you're feeling poorly. I hope with plenty of rest and a doctor with a great skirt, you'll be up and running at full speed soon.

12:03 PM  
Blogger Susan as Herself said...

I can't say as if I've ever seen a doctor in a skirt. Good for her.

Hope she doesn't get blood or puke on it. ;)

4:06 PM  
Blogger Citymouse said...

hmmm doctors.. you are brave

8:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope you feel better. . .

5:55 AM  

Post a Comment

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

<< Home