I went to the Dr. yesterday, waited an hour for him to tell me what I already knew. I have bronchitis, probably viral. I told him I have had this about 4 times in the last year. He asked how old I was-I told him-he said well, after 50 we all get weaker systems and body doesn't fight as hard. Say what??Just give me the drugs buddy-I ain't buyin' that...i smiled and laughed but thought "f&^*$k you! I do not accept that answer". So then I got my drugs and left. I hate the doctor, I hate our health system, I am ready to move to a country where health care is valued. The people at the Dr.'s office (workers) were practically dressed in jeans, the aide that checked me in said nothing to me, not even a "hello" as she took my vitals. The Dr. is really nice but overshares a little. He went on and on telling me all the meds he was on now that he was over 50, he is overweight, has high BP, high cholesterol. He can't run anymore because he hurts all over. His mom died of a heart attack at 53. Now this is the guy I really want to treat me for heart disease for sure..What a joke! And I can remember in my early nursing days (sounding old now), when patients were treated professionally, nurses had a role in doctors' offices-it was very different. Now the indifference is overwhelming. It is, however, a good reason to stay healthy and scary if there was ever something really wrong with me or my family. I then went on to Walmart to get said drugs and waited another hour while one person was checking out about 50 people in line to get their meds too. There was one pharmacist, one tech that had long greasy hair-I thought-"yuck" hope his hair doesn't get near my meds..Now maybe it was because I felt so sick and it had been 2 hours since I left my house but I became very disheartened at this point almost despair about the state of health care here in Albuquerque or probably nation wide..
Then later- I saw Dr. Oz on Oprah talking about how we could live to be 100 years old and vital if we take care of ourselves..Now that is who I want to see in his office!! Wonder if he is too busy doing the Oprah show? And he is cute too..
I am seriously going to start studying health care in different countries. I have heard that Thailand and India have some pretty good care..It just scares me how we are in this country now. And I haven't even seen Sicko yet. I am sure I will completely freak out if I do..
Now that I got that out of my system-I am planning to go to the gym for a short workout today and maybe a jog/walk outside. I think my brain is getting warped just sitting in my house all day..
By the way-I feel better today..Almost human..on the mend-despite my Dr's visit I think.