I don’t have a fear of doctors, dentists or hair stylists. Why, then, am I so bad about making regular appointments?
See, I’m very, very good about going to Urgent Care. Part of that is because I am often ill; part of it is because I am terrified about things going wrong. I’ve decided I’m not a hypochondriac, because they want something to be wrong, but I’ll admit I get anxious about my health.
But regular checkups? Mammograms, skin checks, flu shots? Seeing the dentist twice a year? Somehow I never remember to make appointments for those things.
I’m definitely improving on the haircut front. I’m growing my hair out (goal #2 for my 50th birthday), and I am facilitating the process with regular trims. But I had to cancel an appointment when I was in California last month, and kept forgetting to re-book it. I do much better when they just schedule me right at the end of the last appointment so I can put it in my phone and move on. Now I just need to get Kaiser to update their systems to book out for six months or a year so I can do that there, too.
Check this space for updates – I’m gonna make myself book those doctor and dentist appointments tomorrow!