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Throwback Thursday – A Visit to the Doctor


I feel crummy. I’m going to the doctor later today. I tried to nap, but I couldn’t fall asleep. So here I am, thinking back on all those childhood doctor’s visits. I got sick a lot as a kid. Here are some of my memories of doctor’s visits (sorry if some are a repeat, my brain is a little fuzzy right now).

1. Highlights Magazine. I couldn’t believe how naughty that Goofus character was and how good Gallant was. My favorite part of the magazine was the hidden pictures page.

2. A lollipop at the end of the visit. My current doctor’s office still has them, although theirs are sugar free.

3. The time my pediatrician told me there was a bunny rabbit inside my ear and that’s why it hurt so much. I didn’t believe him, but it made the ear infection easier to bear.

4. The absolute terror I felt when I knew I was going to get a shot. My son handled that particular childhood trauma so much better than I did, but at 15 he still dreads them.

5. The nurse in her starched uniform complete with the little white cap. I have no problem with nurses in scrubs, doctors too, but something about that nurse’s uniform inspired confidence.

Author: BulgingButtons

I'm a middle aged woman doing the things that middle aged women do and trying not to beat myself up. I'm living the life I choose with the man I love, the grown up son who impresses me all the time, and the most adorable pup ever rescued from the euthanasia list. We live in the heat of the Southwest, where I regularly sweat through my Lane Bryant bras.

16 thoughts on “Throwback Thursday – A Visit to the Doctor

  1. My doctor gave jellybeans instead of lollipops. You got to pick 4, and he gave you a Kleenex in which to wrap them. I always took one red, one orange, one yellow, and one pink. Never did like the black and green ones πŸ™‚

  2. Oh I remember those Highlights magazines too! My mother in law just gave us a few for my daughter to read πŸ™‚ Hope you’re getting plenty of rest! Get well soon!

  3. I had forgotten all about the lollipops I use to get after a doctor’s visit. Thanks for reminding me. I hope you feel better soon. HUGS

  4. Feel better! Thanks for the memory of Highlights with the hidden pictures- I LOVED those! I hated when I was called in and hadn’t had a chance to find them all!

  5. I do believe the nurse’s uniform inspired confidence as it was so much more professional looking than the ill-fitting scrubs nurses wear now.

  6. Lots of kale and also dark berries! Throw them in a smoothie and you’ll feel the germs dying off! πŸ™‚ Feel better soon.

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