Are you a stickler for getting your yearly physical, OB GYN annual, Mamograms(if you are 40 or older or have a history of Breast Cancer), colonoscopy etc.?
*sigh* I only go to the doctor is there is something terribly wrong. I haven't been in probably 10 years...and that was because I was pregnant.
Not as good as I should be. I did go for yearly exam last year, but sometimes skip years. As far as a full physical (non-ob) related, I've only had one of those in the last 5 years. Like Jonbon I tend to go only when I can't eal with something.
I am on the birth control pill and my doctor won't refill it unless I get my annual checkup so I don't have much choice! ;) I'm not yet to the point of needing mamograms or a colonoscopy yet.
I don't have insurance at moment, so only when I'm not feeling well. I've seen doctors be wrong so many times, they're not infallible.
I'm pretty good about GYN visits because I have a health history that demands I be pretty diligent. But not so good about colonoscopy. I've been due for one for almost a year. I need to get on that...
I am pretty good about it...maybe because I do take blood pressure meds and have to see my primary doctor every 6-7 months. The only one I am late on at times is the mammogram appts...sigh..not my favorite!
I keep up with my gyn visits, and just had a baby a year ago so I feel like I've been checked over well! However, I could be better with seeing a regular dr.
I am woe-fully not up-to-date on my mammograms, so I know I need to take care of that. I just recently started getting my yearly gyn exams a couple of years ago, but before that I think there was a 4 year gap. But general doctor visits I only tend to do when something goes wrong.
yes..funny thing is I do have high blood pressure (controlled by meds) but my bp is ALWAYS higher when I go see my doctor.
yes, doctor visits have never been a favorite of mine! :(
With you there. Totally have white coat phobia and my blood pressure sky rockets with just the thought of going.
My own mom died when she was 51 and I am a single mom so I am very vigilant when it comes to my healthcare. I want to outlive her age and be there for my children.
Very good point! I want to be there for my son too...and he is only 11...I want to live to see him marry and have kids hopefully. :)