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Do you get an Annual Physical?

By August 20, 2008 - 2:51pm
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It's time for me to get a physical.

Where I live, it's now common practice to get a pap every two years (as opposed to an annual pap) if your last 5 have all been normal. I normally get a general physical annually. Everything from blood pressure, blood (or other) tests if warranted, breast exam, flu shot if needed and a quick general chat about weight, exercise, lifestyle etc.

Do you?

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I go whenever I get around to it. I've had to deal with so many issues, blood tests, heart monitoring and a myriad of tests that I just hate going to the doctor's. I know, better preventive care than emergency care.

August 20, 2008 - 7:17pm

I really should be better about this, but I have to admit I haven't had a physical for a while. I'm not quite 40 so haven't really gotten into the habit. (Not a good explanation, I know) I tend to hit the doctor at least once a year for some sort of strange flu or other issue and my blood pressure usually checks out.

I am due next year for a cholesterol check, though.

I skip the flu shot, however, because the last time I had one, I fainted. Good reminder. Thanks.

August 20, 2008 - 3:16pm
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