somethings not adding up here about the blood test...... doctor can get a blood test done no problem. I've had 3-4 done in a year.... The doctor just needs to give you a requisition form. However, if you just "ask to have a blood test" then maybe thats why the doctor said no.I just got back from the doctor for just a regular checkup. I don't know man, I am getting more and more disillusioned with the medical industry every day it seems. I used to like this guy. He is fit, smart, critical thinker, and fairly young, maybe late 40s or early 50s.
Now I am not so sure. The last few years have literally just been pure shit shoveled down my throat with no thought behind it, just straight up pushing whatever the latest thing is.
Today I wanted to ask a few questions about some things like libido, nootropics for concentration, and I can't even remember what else. The answers for everything were just canned responses. He was sure to include that Canada just recommended that the alcohol intake be no more than 2 drinks a week, I figure I drink 2 a month so I am good according to them. But I mean lets just think about that critically for a half a second. An explosion in cancers and heart issues in the last few years due to this magical alcohol intake? People have been drinking since the dawn of time, and modern city-dwelling man probably has not changed their individual alcohol habits at all. So a spike in anything would have to be correlated to a spike in drinking, NOT in a change in the recommendations.
He also was pretty thorough in his questioning me on how my heart has been in general, and during peak load while working out or biking. Odd, I have never been grilled on my heart before, care to elaborate as to why? No, okay fine, just routine questions I guess.
I wanted to do a blood test because I completely changed my diet through September/October of 2022, and I want to see the results. Nope, can't get one, I already had one last year so its 100% off the table. Best healthcare in the world here in Canada!! Can't even do a routine blood test.
Oh, and make sure you get your boosters, your flu vaccine and I think tetanus or something. I said I have not had a flu vaccine in over 25 years and it will be at least that long until I get another.
blood test is ordered if there is some underlying issue or something to check on. Not because 'u just want one'. though if u are having a full physical they should order a blood test... so i dunno the context of your meeting.
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