October 10th, 2002

Dancing Thru

Good thing I'm not sick...

I just scheduled an appointment with my doctor for a physical. It's been over 2 years, so it's time to get all the stuff like the heart arrhythmia and everything else checked. I kind of blinked hard when the secretary said "Okay, I can put you down for the end of December." I suppose it shows what's going on in health care, currently. But still... I didn't even get my pap smear done last year, because they would have had to schedule it over 7 months out, after my doctor took a leave of absence for maternity, and they said all the other doctors at the clinic were booked solid with more urgent stuff. The numbers of available doctors are falling as more and more retire or leave the profession because of issues like the exorbinant cost of insurance...

Hmm, if anyone doesn't believe there is a health care crisis, they should try to see a doctor...