Doctors, Masks and Weekends

I scheduled a vacation day for this coming Monday to ensure that I would be able to go to my dentist appointment at 0800. When I requested the day off, I didn’t know what shift I would be working by now. As it turns out, I could go to the appointment and still make my normal clock-in time. I’ve decided that I just don’t want to.

Thanks to Sloppy Sally’s leftovers, the ground is soaked. Therefore, I won’t be able to do any of the grading work that I had hoped to accomplish this weekend. At this point, I think I’ll just stay home and be lazy. Until Monday, anyway.

I’m going to apply my hermit rule to preventive care going forward. I’ll schedule my next cleaning appointment when they finish with me on Monday, but if the mask mandate is still in place and I’m not having any problems, I’ll cancel it. I know they are just trying to appease the idiots, but I simply don’t have the tolerance for it.

I will still do my annual physical, but only because doing so gives me a discount on the subsequent year’s medical insurance premiums. I’m SO done with 2020.

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3 Responses to Doctors, Masks and Weekends

  1. hollychism says:

    I am, too. I’ve just quit wearing the mask totally. I have a plastic face shield I use for “we won’t let you in without a mask” doctors’ appointments.

    *So* done with this year.

  2. Jin Chiang says:

    Interestingly enough, a dentist without a mask can remain healthy even after thousands of patients at bad breath distance. And a bunch of surly drill sergeants failed to keep the coronavirus out of boot camp despite a rigorous quarantine. Worse, the moist and warm environment of a mask is perfect for breeding bacteria as shown by the strep outbreak in Michigan.

    My doctor said the Wuhan flu is mostly transmitted via the fecal-oral route like polio. Health-care workers are vectors because of poor adherence to hand hygiene. Think abuse of sanitizer to avoid dry chapped hands from using soap and water, being too busy, or being lazy.

    Wash your hands before touching your eyes, nose, or mouth. Easier said than done for the remaining populace without medical training. Scratching your nose and rubbing your eyes are reflex actions.

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