Raoul’s 2 Cents
Do you like your doctor? If you know me, you know that I don’t really care for my doctor, Dr. Ka-Ching. He treats me like a number. And I don’t blame him. I don’t take him seriously and so he doesn’t take me seriously. When I go to him I prepare a list of things that I feel needs attention. And he goes down that list like it’s the funny papers — the silliest things in the world: “Dry skin? Nah! Don’t worry about it! There’s always skin lotion. Thinning hair? That’s normal — you’re old! Pain in your back? Just exercise! .. take 2 of these and you’ll be fine in the morning … next patient!”
A lot of help he is, huh? The only time I think he is truly happy is when he discovers something wrong with me because it means he can recommend more pills or get more commission referring me to a specialist. He’s recommended pills and physical therapists — none of them I agreed with and never followed up with. So every time I come for a checkup I get this disappointed face because even though I didn’t follow his advice he sees that I am still healthy.
However, things were different last month. I told him I was feeling pain near my groin every time I tried to get up. Ka-ching! His eyes lit up. “Drop your pants! Cough! Aha! You have a hernia! You need a surgery. (Oboy!) They’ll have to cut you open, put a mesh, sew you back together. You’ll feel pain for a while (Yes!) and that’s it!”
Maybe I was imagining it but he really seemed to relish my impending suffering. I know for sure he loved saying “you have no choice but to have surgery” — that echoed several times in my head. Checkmate! He got me!
So here I am, waiting for a few more appointments before the big “snip snip” day. I’m not afraid of the operation. My biggest concern and regret is Dr. Ka-Ching having the last laugh. And if that’s my biggest worry, this shouldn’t be too bad.
TGIF people! I hope you take better care of your health. And if you feel sick, remember, I can always recommend my doctor. Not!
“I learned a long time ago that minor surgery is when they do the operation on someone else, not you!”
— Bill Walton
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