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Dragged myself to the health clinic today for our APE (annual… 
14th-May-2014 06:07 pm
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Dragged myself to the health clinic today for our APE (annual physical exam). Why these things are scheduled in the middle of summer is beyond me. The 15-minute trek from the office to the clinic under the glaring sun was horrible.

The consulting doctor found what were probably imaginary lumps on my breasts (I tried feeling for them after, but couldn't find any). I think she just wants the commission/TF on the breast ultrasound, which I heard was quite expensive, but that she confirmed was covered by my HMO (she asked me what my HMO provider was before prescribing the test). Okay. I didn't have time to take the ultrasound today (I was only on lunch break) so I'll just go back when the weather is cooler. If I die of breast cancer before then, you can all just leave i-told-you-so notes by my gravestone. ;P

If you're wondering why I'm being blase about this, it's just experience. Last year they found "cardiac arrhythmia" and prescribed a batch of what I'd also guess were pretty expensive tests (of course, covered by my HMO). I didn't go for those tests, because I saw the reading they based it on was just off by 1 point from the normal. And don't even get me started on all the other urinalysis re-tests and specialist consults from just a slight deviation on the normal urinalysis numbers (and that one doctor actually confided to me was "OA"). These health clinics are big business.
Comments 
14th-May-2014 10:41 am (UTC)
does anybody die of breast cancer? i thought it was just like noooo, im going to lose symmetry.

haha, i just watched this House trailer.


Dr. Foreman: Her oxygen saturation is normal.
Dr. House: It's off by one percentage point.
Dr. Foreman: It's within range. It's normal.
Dr. House: If her DNA was off by one percentage point, she'd be a dolphin.
14th-May-2014 10:47 am (UTC)
Well, I ain't gonna lose much symmetry because I'm already flat, anyway. Hahaha!

Kulit ni House.
14th-May-2014 10:51 am (UTC)
Now I wish I had breast cancer. :P

Lol, House is like wrong 75% of the time.
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