As if visits to an ob-gyn weren't traumatic enough, the doctors seem to go out of their way to make them even more unpleasant. Today, for example, I discovered that before a woman can be admitted to see the gynecologist, she has to fill out the following questionnaire:
"1. Are you trying to lose weight? Are you interested in taking weight-loss medication prescribed by this office?
2. Would you like to be given Botox injections to improve your appearance?
3. Are you interested in Latisse, a lash-growing prescription medication? **
4. Would you be interested in laser treatments that will remove your wrinkles and crow's feet?"
It seems that some doctors first want to make you sick by filling you up with all this junk and then treat you for the ensuing problems with your health. Of course, I refused and betook my fat, wrinkly self with inadequate lashes to the doctor's office for the annual check-up. When the doctor evinced surprise at how healthy I was, I had half a mind to tell her that I was healthy precisely because I never allowed anybody to convince me to try any of this prescription rubbish, but it didn't seem worth the trouble.
**How anybody can respect a doctor willing to prescribe this junk to people is beyond me.