Friday, December 19, 2014

The "Well" Check Up At The Dr. Office Is An Experience This Time Of Year

OK~ I recently went to the Dr. office for a "well" check up and I am regretting the fact that I did not reschedule. It is NEVER a smart idea to schedule a well check up during flu season. My fingers are crossed and I am praying that I do not get whatever the others in the waiting room had. And would someone tell me as to why a person in the waiting room, who is obviously sick, would hold a mask in their hand while they were coughing and spitting all over? I'm all ears on this!

I, myself, have been battling laryngitis for 10 days and today my voice is almost 100%. It's around 90% and improving each day. I was proud of the fact that I was able to get better without a Dr. visit and hopefully keep the flu at bay. After my visit to the Dr. office, I am praying really, really hard that I don't get sick. I do understand that I could pick the flu up almost anywhere while out and about, but I do wipe those shopping carts down and carry the hand sanitizer at all times.

What bothered me about this weeks check up scenario is the fact that I appeared to be the only "well" patient in the waiting room. I'm thinking that these Dr. offices need to have separate waiting areas for ill people and folks that are there for annual check ups. If that is not an option, maybe a phone call offering an opportunity for the "well" patient to reschedule, so they don't become an ill patient in a week or so.

So, tell me, when you are ill and have a Dr.'s appointment, do you wear a mask? Do you cough all over everyone else? Maybe I'm being too picky and thinking this is not an issue. I get it, Dr.'s offices want to make money, and this scenario makes perfect sense to me. After All, It's All In a Mom's Day, Right?

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