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The Hidden Costs Of A Strep Test

One of my kids had a strep test. The insurance co-pay was $15, but there were hidden costs.

1. Productivity.  

On the morning of day three of “my throat hurts” with no other symptoms except for a few rogue sneezes, I presented the put up or shut up ultimatum: “School or doctor. 383 more words


Four Words (Approximately) To Live By

Do you remember the episode of “Mad About You” (how badly did I just age myself with that 1990s television reference?) when Paul and Jamie make Mabel cry it out for the first time in her crib? 982 more words


throwback thursdays (vol. 9): doorknockers

Today’s TBT picture has nothing to do with the post, but everything to do with how much I love my son! This picture is from when he was seven, and he’s so cute I just can’t stand it. 138 more words

Embarrassing Myself

Questions You Should Be Asking Your Doctor

Visiting the doctor can rattle even the most confident of people. For some, going to the doctor is so nerve-wracking that they’re said to have “white coat syndrome,” in which patients exhibit elevated blood pressure due to the anxiety of visiting the doctor. 422 more words

The Medical Clinic: A Short Story

I wrote this story a little while back. I’ve had no luck placing it in literary journals (and I doubt that I ever will!) so I figured I’d slap it here, at the Weird. 2,241 more words


the beginning of this epic journey

So here are my results from going to the doctor.

  • Blood pressure:  130/80
  • Weight: 97kg
  • Waist: 106cm
  • Body Mass Index: 29
  • Lung Function: (pending)
  • Blood test results: (pending)
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Physical Health