Her aim was off, Daver|
Reply #161. Apr 29 12, 9:21 PM
No Dave, I'm sure her name wasn't Bobbit LOL|
Reply #162. Apr 29 12, 9:31 PM
All together now, everyone sing "When the Red Red Robin Comes Bobbitty Bobbitt Bobbitty Along"|
Reply #163. Apr 29 12, 11:00 PM
I can understand the dentist being thoroughly miffed but what she did was wicked. Although, he can't have been too bright to visit her surgery. Maybe the pain of the toothache addled his brain.
It's reported today that the new girlfriend has dumped him, on account of his being toothless.
Reply #164. Apr 30 12, 4:42 AM
Or maybe she realised how dumb he really was LOL|
Reply #165. Apr 30 12, 6:41 AM
"Aways look on the bright side of life" Tra La|
At least it means he shouldn't be troubled by toothache ever again! Get a decent set of dentures and save a fortune throughout life by doing away with dental bills!
Reply #166. Apr 30 12, 7:08 AM
It grieves me greatly to report that every woman I've told this sorry tale to has sniggered - sniggered, ladies and gentlemen! I am shocked - shocked I tell you!|
Reply #167. Apr 30 12, 7:16 AM
|"He's lucky it was his teeth" Good point! (The new girlfriend would probably have left him even faster...)|
Creedy, that is Sew Meeen!
She's wicked and he's dim. Yes, works for me.
Reply #168. Apr 30 12, 7:17 AM
I was watching the news (always a dangerous thing to do), and they were talking about how rising medical costs are going to be a big issue in the Presidential campaign. There is a simple way to hold down medical costs, but I suspect neither candidate will be bold enough to advocate it. Limit women to one non-emergency doctor's visit every six months.|
Men do not like going to the doctor. I once spent over 20 years without seeing one, and was none the worse for it. If we have a cold, we drink whiskey. If we sprain an ankle, we put ice on it. If we have symptoms, we wait for them to go away. We may see a doctor if we accidently lop off a body part, but only after considering whether we can sew it back on ourselves.
Women, on the other hand, run to the doctor at the slightest provocation, and if there is no provocation, they invent one. Female hypochondriacs outnumber male hypochondriacs by about 100 to 1. Every woman in my family, and virtually every woman I have ever known, will watch a show like "Dr. Oz," and no matter what disease he is discussing, will immediately decide they have it, even if the malady in question is testicular cancer. Women are also great pill gobblers. Look in any woman's medicine cabinet, and it will be crammed with pills. Look in a man's medicine cabinet, and you will find a bottle of Old Spice and half a can of Dr. Scholl's Foot Powder.
The last doctor I saw (about ten years ago) was actually a woman doctor. Her name was Dr. Moore-Connelly. That hyphenated surname should have sent up a red flag. But I lived in a small town, and our choice of physicians was very limited. Plus, she was young and blonde and cute, and I figured I would at least enjoy my prostate exams. The first time I saw her, she immediately chided me for not having seen a doctor in so long that I could not remember his name, and then ordered a battery of very expensive and totally useless tests that did nothing except prove that there was nothing wrong with me, other than the complaint that had led me to see her in the first place.
The only way that healthcare costs will ever be under control is to limit women's access to doctors. If insurance companies were allowed to write group policies for single men between the ages of 20 and 60, the premiums would be about 30 cents a month.
Reply #171. Apr 30 12, 2:27 PM
Daver, I go to the doctor twice a year.. the only reason I go that often is that he won't give me more than a six month prescription for the one tablet I take daily...|
But I can see what you mean.. I had been attending the same medical practice with husband & three kids for 18 years..including obstetric visits..and our file was less than 1" thick.. then my sister in law moved to town with her husband and four kids.. and in less than a year, their file was about 4" thick...if she wasn't home, the first place you looked was the doctor's surgery !
Reply #172. Apr 30 12, 4:54 PM
Like Tezza, I too only go to the doctor about twice a year for my prescription for Diabex (diabetes) medication. I never go unless I absolultely have to.|
In fact, the last time I was there, my doctor looked at me and asked "How long have you been coming to see me?" I thought for a moment and said it was about 25 years. He replied "Well, your file is awfully thin for 25 years. Now that you are over the hill, I'd better order some tests". He then proceeded to order all sorts of tests - blood tests, kidney ultrasound, eye examination with a specialist, etc - all of which cost me a fortune and proved there was absolutely nothing wrong with me and that my diabetes was well-controlled.
I don't think women doctors are any worse than the male doctors when it comes to ordering tests to cover their butts.
As for women making unnecessary visits to the doctors - I've never had a woman die on me becuse she refused to admit she was having a heart attack. Unfortunately, I have had two men die on me because they wouldn't listen to their wives or to me and refused to attend the doctor until after work. I'll bet on their deathbed they were not thinking "Gee, I'm glad I didn't die until after I finished work for the day".
Reply #173. Apr 30 12, 5:27 PM
|We moved from London to Bedford and we'd been here for a year before I registered with a local GP. He asked if we had any immediate medical problems. No, but I seem to be a little bit pregnant. I saw him regularly with my burgeoning bump and growing child, but rarely or never for me. |
That all changed eight years later, and I'd happily turn the clock back. I have a lovely new GP but still tend to leave it for as long as possible before I see him.
My experience, over a lot of house moves and therefore different medical practices, is that most men doctors try to do the absolute least they can get away with, without risking your dropping dead on their consultation room carpet: and most women doctors will do all the examinations they think relevant, and will book all the tests they consider reasonable, in their efforts to reach a sensible diagnosis. Our attitude to tests here is coloured by the fact that we don't need to pay for them, which is a continuing relief.
"Now that you are over the hill"? What possible answer is there to that? The only answer I can think of is "Now I am about to kill you."
Reply #174. Apr 30 12, 6:13 PM
I don't go unless I have to either. Hospitals and waiting rooms are the best places to "catch" something in my opinion - the least time you spend there the better. |
I also think people should STAY HOME from work when they're sick so everybody else doesn't get whatever they have. This is NOT helped by employers who "demand" sick notes after one or days off work. Which part of "I've been throwing up for two days" don't they get, that they need "proof" from a doctor? You want proof? Come hold my hair out of the way lol.
Reply #175. Apr 30 12, 7:55 PM
Agree with you, Jake.|
And Daver, loved this line: "We may see a doctor if we accidently lop off a body part, but
only after considering whether we can sew it back on ourselves." Hilarious!
If I could avoid doctors altogether, I'd be content. Unfortunately, I have allergies and asthma, so my doctor (a man) insists I go at least so often (since movingout on my own, I'm afraid I haven't made him very happy). He's quite thorough: he picked up my vitamin deficiency when the hospital neglected to notice or follow up (hello? it showed up on the one test the hospital doctor ordered, so... how could you have missed itt?) He takes the time to know his patients, to stop and check on them... how many will do that? And, oh yeah, I'm not impressed with the female doctors I know; grant you, they're physicians'
assistants, but they can diagnose and dispense medication just like the doctor... **Not *impressed. The last one I had I'm convinced, didn't know what she was talking about. And she didn't really take the time to talk to me--rush, rush, rush. I realize they can't all be like Dr. Smith... but you'd think a woman would be just as thorough in her assessment, if not more. "Kristin, have you never heard the term 'wrong diagnosis?"' **Rant *over. (I'm saving up for when i start a new blog)
Reply #176. Apr 30 12, 8:52 PM
Like you Jazmee I have allergies and inherited problems and have to go to my doctor whether I like it or not. It is nice to have a Doctor who really cares and takes the time to be thorough and I can match mine with yours, but go one better. When my late first husband passed away one month after we had moved back to the city, my doctor took the trouble to sit down and write me a letter and say how sorry he was to learn of my husband's passing. I have never heard of any other doctor doing that. Do you wonder that when I moved back here I immediately contacted him and took up where we left off.|
Reply #177. Apr 30 12, 9:15 PM
Wow, Mommakat--that one's a keeper.|
Reply #178. Apr 30 12, 10:10 PM
The REAL reason men don't visit the doctor as often as women is that they've either passed out at the footy or the pub from excessive consumption of alcohol|
Reply #179. Apr 30 12, 10:30 PM
It's interesting.. in 30+ years of nursing, I always found women's wards easier to work in..women are much more inclined to find things to do in hospital.. knitting, reading, chatting etc; where most men don't have these leisure activities and therefore find their hospital stay boring.. there is after all a limit to how much TV you can watch in a day...and a bored man who is on the mend can get up to all sorts of mischief... !! |
Reply #180. Apr 30 12, 10:53 PM
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