November 20, 2022
I had my annual Medicare wellness checkup on Tuesday. This has (much to my dismay) replaced my thorough annual checkup of the past. It included a tedious paper questionnaire. I do get the necessity for medicine to be delivered more efficiently, but I miss the old-fashioned examination that comes with a conversation.
Much to my surprise, I saw a new nurse practitioner, not my primary care physician. She was fine, just not what I expected. Much to my relief, all vital functions seem to be intact. Her words when I left made it all worthwhile.
“You are an eighty-four-year-old in the body of a fifty-four-year-old.”
Posted by: Cristina | November 20, 2022 at 06:41 AM
Congratulations on the tremendous compliment to your healthy habits of decades in the making. As a RN, I advocate for an NP. Tremendous training to be a Primary Care provider, with the RN focus is a matchup like no other. I hope you found her worthy of my assessment.
Cheers to a healthy holiday season and another active year in 2023 :-)
Posted by: Elle | November 20, 2022 at 12:05 PM
That last sentence is one I hope to hear in seven years time too! x
Posted by: Anne Brew | November 21, 2022 at 04:57 AM