Monday, June 26, 2006

doctors and aging

Used to be, Cliff and  I wouldn't either one see a doctor once a year.  After we hit fifty, our trips to the clinic increased, but it was usually for something simple:  menopause, in my case, and blood pressure meds for Cliff.  Or the occasional sore throat, or sinus infection.

When I was younger, I did have some recurring cystitis problems, but for some reason that ended thirty years ago.  Until last week, when bladder infection reared its ugly head again.

It's always been an easily treated problem, and after only one day on the meds, I felt much better.  Of course I continued all three days of my prescription.

So today I went back to the doctor to get the all-clear.  Only I didn't get it.  What I got was an appointment with a urologist.

Gee, Cliff went to the doctor for heartburn, and ended up having bypass surgery.  I went for simple cystitis, and here I go to a specialist.

Getting old isn't for sissies. 

13 comments:

madcobug said...

I agree with you 100%. Helen

whitedove3622 said...

I think these doctors send us seniors to specialist alot. Guess its part of growing older.

csandhollow said...

Gotta be strong to survive getting older. Hope the visit turns into a good one.

cyandfayedavis said...

So right you are.  I have learned though,  some doctors expect you to let sickness and doctor's visits become a lifestyle.  I stay as far away as possible while still using wisdom as to when visits are truely needed.

mutualaide said...

My doctor told me 'you need to get used to getting older'.  Really?  Well, that was easy for him to say, afterall, he's about 18 years younger than I!!!! Hope your visit turns out to be just a necessary evil -- nothing more.

marainey1 said...

You are soooooo right.  I've been blessed so far health wise, but that doesn't mean I don't feel my age.  Everything I do is slower and the aches and pains keep increasing all the time. I'm learning to not take on as much and be easy on myself. Take good care - hope all is well soon.  'On Ya' - ma

sugarsweet056 said...

True, True, Too True!
Praying your visit to the Specialist turns out good.
Hugs, Sugar

siennastarr said...

I'm sorry to hear that, Donna.  So, did they say WHY you had to see a urologist??   Just for precautionary measures, or do they think there is something else going on?

Jackie

sanforized6 said...

Getting OLD inhales!! Hope all goes well with the Urologist. Sometimes think we "older" people are viewed as guinea pigs by these money grubbing HMO's. rich

am4039 said...

geesh getting old can suck. I hope all is ok.

tendernoggle said...

PLEASE LET US KNOW HOW YOU ARE DOING WITH THIS. WE WORRY ABOUT YALL.
LOVE YA,
CARLENE

chat2missie said...

Getting old isn't for sissies!  You sure are right.  I do hope your doing better.
Missie

grahamfarmga said...

I hope its nothing major
Terrie