Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Physical

Newsflash, kids: I'm not getting any younger. I am presently 36.7 years old and that got me thinking: how is my health? I'm at a healthy weight, get plenty of exercise, and eat reasonably well. I don't have much pain in my life (well, not much physical pain, anyway), but am I actually as healthy as I feel? To get the answer to this question, I have set up an appointment to get a physical done in a couple weeks. I've not had one in 7 years (back when I was 29!). I've seen doctors since then, most notably for my kidney stones in the summer of '2, but have not had an actual physical. I am quite curious what my cholesterol count is. Though my weight is good, it is possible my 'lesterol is high due to some of the food I eat on a regular basis (I'm looking at you, Wendy's Old-Fashioned Hamburgers). I also want to be sure that my blood pressure and other such things are in the normal range. I'll let you know the results when I get 'em. The soonest appointment I could get is with a new female doctor and that brings me to my question for the day:

If your significant other is going for a physical, would you prefer that they be seen by a doctor of the same sex or the opposite one? And if there is a prostate and/or gynecological exam involved, does that affect your answer?

9 comments:

Brian in Mpls said...

I would rather have a male doctor examining my junk...last thing I want is to talk to some hot doctor about what itches and if I can get some viagra...lol

I don't really care who the woman in my life goes to see for a doctor

~paige~ said...

for me Dr. gender doesn't really matter, just someone I feel comfortable with
just sawon the 108 that you are going through divorce, sorry to hear it. had no idea. hope you are well

Thomas said...

Brian, I don't really care who my significant other sees, either.

Paige, thanks for the kind words. I'm hanging in there. :)

~*SilverNeurotic*~ said...

Good luck!

Mags said...

What do you want for dinner yo?

Come vote! And also, answer my email. I'm freakin' out here.

Thomas said...

I did vote, Mags, and replied to your email (I was nowhere near the Cities when the tragedy occured).

the108 said...

I tend to get mortified when I'm in there for a pap or something and a wicked hot doctor comes in. This is usually because I haven't shaved my legs and feel all embarrassed.

As for Dean... he can see whoever so long as she is waaaaay out of his league. Having a medical degree sort of guarantees this so I'm usually cool.

Rocketstar said...

Either way...

Rocketstar said...

Brian is right. I take my answer back, male doctor.