January 1, 2016
The doctor is staring at the computer screen examining the blood test results. She smiles, then says, “I’ll take your blood pressure now, too.”
The cuff inflates and then squeezes my arm while the doctor makes small talk about immigrating to Australia for love. We have that in common.
The cuff loosens and the doctor removes it. She smiles again. It is wonderful to hear her say, “These results are all excellent….”
What is not so wonderful to hear is when she completes the statement with: “… for your age.” Read more