Monday, October 10, 2011


It would be unfair to say that I have a fear of doctors. It would, however, be accurate to say that I have seen my doctor exactly three times (as a patient) in the fifteen years I have been out of college and "on my own" as they say. All of those were for very specific procedures (all relatively minor/outpatient). Have I mentioned my 17-year non-vomit streak?

 I actually like my doctor. I have seen him on many other occasions. He is a GP who delivers babies, so unless there is a need to see a specialist, he is the doctor that all members of my family see for whatever ails them and I have often accompanied said family members to appointments, when necessary.

 Still, one can never be too careful, so here I am pretending to adhere to a well-known proverb for real and imagined iatrophobes, everywhere. iatrophobia iatrophobia -- def. - the irrational fear of doctors.

"An apple a day keeps the doctor away"

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