I was talking to an older man today who has had a number of medical problems and he gave me some good advice. He said, “Stay away from doctors, they always find something wrong.”
It’s true, they do.
I was brought up with a healthy fear of doctors. In fact, I was even given a healthy fear of hospitals or anyone who spoke of their recent medical trauma. For some reason, I would get physically ill when around any of these things.
Apparently, my father and grandfather did as well, no telling why. All I know is that my head starts swimming, my hands get sweaty and I start to lose it. I’ve done so a number of times during hospital visitations. I find that it’s a nice way to help patients worry about someone else for a change. It’s a service really.
I do not like doctors or hospitals but I am getting better around them. But I still don’t want to go to them for me. They say that “an apple a day keeps the doctor away” and I have always believed that and is also why ever since I’ve had any say on what I eat each day I have always eaten an apple.
I’ve been to the doctor twice in the last 15 years, once for a sinus infection and once for strep throat. I like apples. Apples are our friends.