Going to the doctor for any reason is pretty much signing yourself up for a bad day. First off, you usually have to slip out of work for a while so you are in a dead run the entire time so you don't get missed too badly and can return to work before you are truly needed by someone. I realize that you can use sick days for this, but who wants to use their sick days to stay home sick? Nobody, duh. So I go to work and try to get a jump on things for the day. Then I run out at 8:30 for an 8:45 appointment. Run in the doctor office, sign my name, (what time did you arrive?) listed on the sign in sheet. Look for a clock. No clock anywhere. Dig through purse that needs to seriously be cleaned out and locate cell phone. It's 8:47. Great. I'm late. Sit in lobby for about 15 minutes. Chat with better half while I wait. Get called back. New set of questions.. How are you today (I'm good, you?). She says she is good too. Do you smoke (umm not any more, why?) Just routine questions. Do you drink? (like ever? I mean not today yet. I mean no. well does wine count? what about the occasional shot of tequila? okay socially. I drink socially. Really? Cause that implies I drink in a social crowd and that is not what I am fessing up to. I have a glass of wine occasionally. My answer is occasionally. :) Nurse is just blankly staring at me by now. Alright let's get your blood pressure. Sure cause now I'm a complete wreck. Face and neck both drenched in sweat. Guess what?! Blood pressure is a tad high. I'm totally convinced that it is because I've just been interrogated, not to mention that I ran already just so I could get here two minutes late. Now your weight.... Ugh. I'd like for it to be noted that these are my heavy pants, my shoes are thick and there is a wire in this bra. Please take away for all of these things before writing that number down. She isn't laughing. Pretty sure she doesn't deduct for the extra attire. Go back to a room. Wait for a while. Doctor comes in. Let's discuss your blood pressure..... Okay. Done. Now your cholesterol level from your last visit implies that you are eating a lot of fatty foods. Is this possible? Gee Doc, I dunno. YOU see the number she wrote down. You don't earn a score that high by eating apples.