Is it acceptable to call your doctor for an appointment under the heading of general maintenance?
At last count, the following issues require medical attention:
- Two distinctly painful knee problems
- A foot problem (possible Plantar fasciitis)
- A shoulder problem
- A blocked ear
I’ve been waiting for my school year to end before making an appointment, and as a result, the issues have begun piling up. In fact, I suspect that the foot pain is a direct result of the knee issue.
But I’m worried that I’m going to come across as a lunatic hypochondriac if I arrive at the office with this litany of problems.
And the sad thing is I have a list almost as long for my dog, for whom I have also been waiting to make an appointment.
Perhaps I should prioritize my problems and make one appointment per month for the next five months until all my problems have been addressed.
Though I suspect that this could make me look even crazier.