I had my three-year annual last week.
I'm terrible about going to the doctor.
And it's weird living in a small town, because when I'm really overdue for a visit, he starts to come hang round the bread table at the market until I get so embarrassed I finally break down and make an appointment.
So Friday I went in, expecting to be worked over by the nurse-practitioner (my blood-pressure was elevated, go figure).
She was a very friendly little dumpling of a woman.
This put me off-guard, so when she asked when I'd had my last tetanus shot, I forgot to lie like I usually do.
It's terrible. You go in, expecting to
get mugged have a Pap test and you walk out of there with an entirely different part of your body throbbing in pain.
I've felt lousy ever since. Too sick even to blog.
So I Googled diphtheria. And yes, it's a fairly nasty disease. COMMON IN DENSELY POPULATED AREAS!!!!
There's just so much wrong with that demographic.
And the tetanus portion? I crossed "step on a rusty nail" off my life list when I was seven.
And I'll admit, my opinions of doctors and the medical system in general were set in stone when I was six.
But this experience? Hasn't done a thing to change that!