I put off annual checkups for a variety of reasons:
I like my doctor, but after a lifetime of those conversations with many of them, I really didn't want to hear it again. Especially because it was true.
However, one of the side benefits of getting in shape is a trip to the doc was now something I wanted to do.
So there I was, on the exam table today as a nurse took my blood pressure. I had high BP with all of the pregnancies and took meds, sometimes during them and often after.
The nurse finished the reading, looked at her chart and said, "Can I take it again?"
"Sure, is everything OK?"
"Oh, yeah. Your blood pressure is so normal, given your history, I want to make sure I didn't do anything wrong."
Nice! She took it again - and then my doctor took it again at the end of the exam. Three readings, all excellent.