FIRST EFFORT

For quite a while I have been thinking about doing this.  For one reason or another I kept putting it off.  Now I finally am getting around to it.  It is not like I have nothing else to do.  I write for my web site oldpathspulpit.org, but only on biblical of spiritual subjects.  There are times when I would like to express myself on other things but I do not want to contaminate My Personal Notes column I write for the web site.  About four or five years ago I started another blog but never did anything with it.  I don’t intend to do that with this one.

A WORD ABOUT DOCTORS

With all the talk about healthcare in the news and among politicians, I guess I might as well ad my two cents worth.  I went to a doctor today, and yesterday, and the day before, and I have two doctor’s appointments in one day the first of the month.  I guess when you are 77 and in a wheelchair and have half a dozen things wrong with you, and the local pharmacy would probably go broke if it weren’t for you, you might as well expect to spend a lot of time in the doctor’s office, or in doctors offices, to be more specific.

I grew up in the country and we had a “country doctor.”  He did everything there was to do, delivered babies, set broken bones, treated fevers and might even double as a veternarian sometimes.  Things are not that way today.  We have to have a specialist for everything.  Now I have so many doctors looking after me I can hardly keep count.

Since I have diabetes and have starting having some peripheral neuropathy, I had to see a Neurologist a while back.  My regular doctor is an Internal Medicine Specialist.  Do they have “family practitioners” anymore?  Over the years I have been going to my doctor I have obtained several others.  I have a cardiologist, hematologist, gastrointologist (sp), podiatrist, and who knows how many more before I am through.

I am not at all sure that all these doctors are necessary, or what would happen to me if I didn’t have them.  But, if your doctors tells you something you have to do what he says, or else, why do you go to him.  So, as long as they tell me I guess I will keep going back and I guess we will see what happens.

Well, I am over 400 words already so I will leave off this time but I will see you later, in a manner of speaking.

Big Chief

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