Saturday, August 11, 2018

Four Docs, A Shot and Ben Casey Would Know



I really don't mind 
having met the halfway mark through 
my 60's but it seems to have had
the effect of a starter pistol as far
as my health goes.

Monday was a bunch more blood work etc.
Today was two Drs, one brand new, four more tests,
and a shot for pneumonia.
My first injection in decades.
Coming up next, three more Drs, "specialists"
you see, who hopefully will have answers,
and it's safe to assume a lot more tests.

As of Sept last year I had never needed 
prescriptions for anything other than antibiotics
 every few years if I caught a winter "something",
birth control in my twenties, 
and I hadn't needed 
a Dr for more than annual exams in decades.

Now in 2018 I wander in and out of offices,
being passed around for x-rays, electrodes, 
zaps, pokes, scans and such.

I'm not too fond of this new routine.
I'm looking for the exit, or the big red stop button
that I can pound down with my fist.
I want the buzzer that signals the 
last round of the game, and get some solid answers.

Ben Casey would know.


I had a Ben Casey "Dr" shirt 
when I was in elementary
school and my girlfriends and I played hospital.
They were on team Kildare,
but I alone went the brooding, dark route,
never the All American blonde blue eyed type for me.
Team Casey all the way.

He could pull off a pocket protector yesiree bob.

Which explains why my next
grown up obsession was Armand


which morphed into


Do we see a pattern here Dr?

Neither of my husbands had 
what I now realize was "the look"
SO THAT'S what happened?!

Stay well my friends, stay well.

Z




6 comments:

donna baker said...

Oh, I hope they can make the diagnosis. We are going through that with my husband again. Last time I had to diagnose his infectious disease myself on-line. He had had it four 4 years! He's now having symptoms of something else and we are starting the process to see what is going on. I don't want to live forever, but want to feel good while I do.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Oh I was Dr Kildare all the way! LOL!!I have had lots of illness since turning 65 also. CRAZY. Now you need to find out what is wrong!!

Kit said...

Oh I am with you in regards to Armand! Hope they find out what the hell is going in and soon. :) Kit

Blondie's Journal said...

At least Ben Casey was handsome. I grew up with Marcus Welby, M.D. Warm and fuzzy memories.

All the best to you. It is good to be vigilant about our health. In denial... the truth comes knocking at the door.

Jane xxx

Karen Ann said...


I love Morton Downey Jr., but also Ryan Gosling - I loved Brad Pitt in Legends of the Fall, but also Aidan Quinn. I'm all over that map. My husband is none of those, but I'll keep him :-)

Hoping you get some answers, some good solid answers that get you well again.

Jacqueline @ HOME said...

Oh Z .... you are really going through it ...... I guess it often comes at our age !! As long as they sort you out it will be worth it and, hopefully, you'll get a Doctor who looks like one of the above .... that will soon cure you !!! haha. XXXX