Buy one get five

… visits to the doctor ….

I wasn’t feeling quite so good lately so I went to the doctor to get a check up and hey lucky me: everything’s fine. Though it’s a bit horrifying to see I got to the age where it actually makes me happy to hear the doctor say that my blood sugar and cholesterol is okay …. I mean the happiness suggests I might have expected otherwise.

And I now know again why I don’t like going to the doctor: on Tuesday I went because I was having some stomach aches. I thought it was as good a time as any to ask about loosing some weight and wether she thought the pain in my right hip was something serious. So she sent me to the ‘bones’ doctor who found nothing and sent me to the ‘Get a better picture of your Hip’ doctor …. where I have not been yet, curious where he is going to send me, oh wait I’ll have to return to the bones doctor afterwards. Today I went to the original doctor to get the results of the blood tests (those with the cholesterol and blood sugar), now she sent me because I might have a very slight subfunction of the “Glandula thyroidea” (Schilddrüse) to the ‘get a better picture of some organ”-type doctor ….

Going the first time resulted in about 5 visits so far … lucky me I have insurance, but don’t get me started on that. In the end they’ll all say: hey you’re fine why don’t you rest a bit and drink some tea. My estimation of the total cost of this statement is at least $1000.

Which is a lot less than me and my employer pay for my insurance over the year and considering this was my only illness this year …..