Grateful I Didn’t Kick The Doctor Yesterday

I receive injections in my knee trying to delay knee replacement. I will never forget the first time I had one. It was with my GP. When he started the injection, I had a reflex and would have kicked him, but he was holding my leg, so I didn’t.

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Each time I get an injection, I wonder if I will kick the doctor unintentionally. Yesterday I went to the orthopedic surgeon for an injection and thankfully I didn’t kick him. I think it helped that he has me lay down whereas my GP does it while I am sitting.

It is the minor victories like that help me keep a sense of humor about doctors. πŸ™‚

I don’t see a doctor again until February when I go back to the rheumatologist. Well, except for the eye doctor but they don’t poke with needles, draw blood, or any other things that make doctors visits a bit unpleasant.

My previous four injections his Physicians Assistant did for me, but yesterday the surgeon did it. He also checked my knee and spoke doctorese into some dictation thingamajig. I thought about asking what it all meant, but a meme I saw explains it well. The message was:

When I was a child my parents dragged me to the doctor. Now I avoid the doctor and hope I don’t die.

So I am keeping some intentional ignorance of his doctorese. Why? Because I figure if it was really bad, he would have told me I need tests. He only gave me the injection. So off I went to return home. πŸ™‚

Moments like that and all of the moments of living with chronic illness make me selfishly long for the return of Jesus, so I can have a new body. πŸ™‚

But then what about all of those who need to come to know him first. That thought along snaps me back to the right mindset.

Do you like doctors? Which is worse, the doctor or the dentist?

Thank you for reading. God Bless.

22 thoughts on “Grateful I Didn’t Kick The Doctor Yesterday

  1. Hahaha. Language of doctors can be alien sometimes. As lng as we get the gist of it, and nothing is serious, it’s enough for us. πŸ˜…

    I like doctors who are compassionate with their patient. I like doctors better than dentists.πŸ˜…

  2. Smiles. The face though. 😁
    For me, neither. I have had experiences with both and somehow I’m not sure I have a preference. πŸ˜€
    Maybe I’ll when they are not having to use needles or remove my tooth. πŸ™ˆ

  3. When I see my GP doctor, the visit generally goes well. As long as my A1C tests are within an acceptable range, we will both be happy. Now the dentist . . . I better stop before I write a book.

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