It's never about "health." Trust me.
The following is a response to this post:
I'm 56 years old and have several chronic health problems that I take care of as well as I'm able considering that I have a high degree of distrust for medical people.
My paternal grandfather was 64 years old when he passed away from cardiac arrest.
My father had a major hemorrhagic stroke at 68 and died at 74. He developed vascular dementia and congestive heart failure.
My mother's in decent health for someone in her 80s.
I'd prefer to take after my mother health-wise but I've tried not to emulate the way she treats her family members. She isn't exactly abusive, but she's very judgmental and doesn't hesitate to make her unsolicited opinions known.
Continuing beyond my response to the post:
My son and I are going to the doctor tomorrow. Our PA does not make a "thing" about my weight, but my blood sugar has been high and my thyroid has been wonky (again) and I feel like I'm being sent to the principal's office. This tends to make me defensive AF.
I'd probably cancel the appointment, but we need our flu shots.
Because I'm better in writing, I'm going to print up a list of the things I want to discuss so my defensiveness doesn't get in the way.
~Ornery Owl Has Spoken~