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An Update Of Ho Hum Proportions

Since I've been living up here for about a year, I figured it was about time to set up a doctor and dentist up here.

My planned first step was to find a dentist as I'm due for a cleaning. I found a dentist within walking distance but I called them and they apparently aren't taking any new patients. I go online and find the name of another dentist who's not within walking distance (Well, not safely anyway.) but on the busline. I call them but they're closed. The secretary calls me the next day and informs me that they only do extractions not cleanings. There are a few more dentists within city limits including one slightly closer than the extractionists. The search continues.

I began my search for a doctor at the same time. Mapquest's listings are apparently not updated often as the first name I found was apparently now in another town which is not on busline. I found a practice on the other end of the main street here but I was really hoping for someone closer. Checking the other hospitals listings I come across just such a name and, yes, they were taking new patients.

This afternoon I went in. She's fairly attractive but that's neither here nor there...Moving on. I was under the impression I was 5'11 and am now only 5'8 and a half. Have I shrunk? Did the nurse screw up or have I been misguided all these years? (I wasn't wearing shoes.) The doctor, who hadn't worked with the hospital on whose site I found her name for five years so was therefore surprised it was there, wanted a complete physical scheduled which I'm OK with. What I'm a little irked with is she wanted me to touch base with the neurosurgeons up here even though haven't had a problem with my shunt for 15 years. They moved office locations in the interim so they probably don't have my file anymore even though nothing needs to be added to it. I understand why she feels it should be done but this is not a part of my life I want to revisit. Probably only one or two of you but maybe three or four of you understand why...

At the library today, I discovered a book returned to us yesterday had another hold on it from the same library it had just returned from. Two possibilities. One: another patron from this town wanted this book. Two: the label fell off the bag and the delivery truck didn't know where to send it. We're resending it.

Comments

Cathy said…
I'm glad you found a doctor. I know you don't want to go through any of that again, and I remember quite a bit from when we were kids. But, I think you should get it checked out. Not because anything is wrong, but so they have current data :) Hugs.

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