Having recently written about being dropped by my previous doctor, I think the new one is fair game too! She is relatively young and very attractive. She asked all the right questions, said all the right stuff, but she needs a lesson or two in the comfortable insertion of a speculum. Good God Almighty that hurt!!
She told me that I am in fairly good health for my age, but of course, I will need some tests to confirm that diagnosis. For example, a mammogram (which I lovingly refer to as the smasho-mammo), a bone-density test (the last one was perfect), a colonoscopy (UGH!) a CBC, cholesterol checks, a heart-stress test and I need an eye exam as well as a hearing test (which will confirm what we already know - I am losing my hearing!)
Being the good sport that I am, I will endure the testing since I know it is for my own good. Despite her inability to insert a speculum without pain on my part, there is one thing for which I will be thankful - that she takes patients who are 65 and over. I had heard that it would be difficult to obtain medical services if you are 65 and don't have a doctor. I never thought that situation would befall me, but then, I never thought I would be dropped by a doctor just because I reached that age either. So I will tolerate her inefficiency with a speculum, because that is highly preferable to no doctor at all.