This is an easy post with a simple message. Maybe it’ll even help some people.
Earlier today, in the midst of a deep water exercise class, I remembered that I needed to call my eye doctor before the weekend. You see, I’ve been meaning to get a new pair of glasses and it doesn’t make sense to get those without a current prescription. Then I realized that I hadn’t been to see her in two years. Time flies –
Like many people, I’ve been carrying around a mental stack of offices I’ve been meaning to call. So instead of taking care of some serious writing for a book proposal, that I really need to do, I ran the list:
- physical therapist
- other appointments (for your kids, spouse?, partner, whoever depends on you …)
It turns out that late summer is a great time to call medical offices for routine appointments. (Sorry secretaries, I know the doctor’s vacation is when you tidy up, even electronic paperwork and filing.) But seriously, someone answered the phone promptly or readily returned my call today. What’s more, I beat the post-Labor Day rush for adult doctors’ visits.
Calling is, unfortunately, too often an obstacle. But it’s no excuse.
(Not having insurance is another story, of course.)
Just do it!