It’s that time again I visited my primary care physician and found out how well I’m doing health wise. Despite the fact my doctor thinks I’m a hypochondriac, then again, what do OBGYN’s know, I received my blood work back from the lab. My good cholesterol is bad but my bad cholesterol is good. In other words, to get my good cholesterol higher, I’ll have to start an exercise program. I’m not going to say how much my doctor is telling me I have to exercise, but I open a rickshaw taxi service next week.
If you haven’t had a physical lately, you’re in for a treat. Have you ever been to a fish market and seen someone purchase fresh fish? Generally the fish seller slaps your purchase on paper and folds it up for you to take home. Oddly enough, that’s the exact same paper the doctor makes you sit on in your underwear until he comes into the exam room. The whole process is fishy, because you generally wait an hour before being seen.
Healthcare among other topics has been front and center in the political debate this season. I’m so glad the political ads will be over this week. Within a few short days, we can listen to our radios and televisions without someone wanting us to enter a meaningless relationship with them based on an insipid 30-second sound bite? Besides these ads have all the veracity of a kindergarten class being asked who stole the extra cookie?
This year it seems I’ve reached my saturation point. I don’t want a Republican or a Democrat on the ballot; I don’t want policy debates on school lunches. I just want common sense on the ballot! My doctor is telling me this particular year has been tough on me. He says I am suffering from (CFS) Campaign Fatigue Syndrome. The effects of this condition include; confusion, depression, anxiety, loss of speech, and angry outbursts (most notably when watching news shows).
Is there a cure for this condition? I’d say a nice tea party, but wouldn’t that just start the whole syndrome over again?