Thursday, January 12, 2006

My Twisted View of the World

I was talking to a friend today, updating her on all of the latest goings-on on the medical front, and she said something like (note that I am a responsible journalist and am therefore paraphrasing, not quoting, because I've got the gist but not the verbatim language), It must be a drag to have to go to so many doctor's appointments all the time.

And that's a completely understandable expectation, because it is a hassle to ferry from appointment to appointment. But I generally don't view it that way.

I spent a lot of time choosing my doctors back in 2001, and I happen to really like them as people. And after nearly five years, I know them pretty well, and I genuinely enjoy seeing them.

So I explained this to my friend and then said of my myriad doctor's appointments (and here I will use what would be called a reconstructed quote, but since I'm both the speaker and the quoter, I think it's OK), "I almost think of them as having coffee with a friend. Except that I'm half-naked, and there's no coffee."

We both had a good laugh, but it really is true.


Anonymous Cathy said...

Perhaps, at your next visit, you should bring the coffee!

January 13, 2006 9:01 AM  

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