September 2011

Healthcare in the U.S.

What is it about going to the doctor that turns perfectly rational adults into sniffling idiots? Personally, I get sweaty and nervous and let my doctor make all the decisions. I don’t like shots, even though I give blood all the time, and long for the nurse to ask me what color band-aid I want after I suffer through them. I revert to the mindset I had about doctors when I was a kid: they are big and I am small; they are smart and I am dumb; they are right and I am wrong. It’s like Matilda on an adult scale.