Monday, October 10, 2016

Things to Do in a Doctor's Consulting Room

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You are waiting in a Dr.'s consulting room, surrounded by posters of body parts. There are interesting brochures about diabetes, prostrate exams, and flu shots. Generic muted watercolor paintings hang somewhere. You have a cell phone to use with no restrictions.  Candy Crush is delightful. Time will pass.

Oh, but find yourself in a specialist's room. 

My last appointment with my neurologist showed me a huge difference.  Gray-ish walls in a barren room, with no visual stimulation at all, suffocation drops heavily.  No cell phone usage, either.  Too many electronic machines, absolutely important machines.  No clock, time will seize up.

There is an implicit message: Do Not Touch. Interesting canisters, holding interesting stuff, cabinets are locked: Do not touch.

                     These are activities I have used:  
 

Tap dancing, sit on that plastic chair and make your feet fly.  Fix a song in your head and have at it.  Tusk from the album, Tusk by Fleetwood Mac is a favorite. Be original. Go with  it.

Make sure to not touch any paper covered space on that rolling cart, staff gets ready pissy about that. Instead, roll that cart (which is holding a few instruments) around the room.  Slowly, of course, but you could make several passes in five minutes. Don't touch the paper.

That rolling stool?  That thing is fast, amazingly fast. It swivels rapidly, so you have to be careful with that one.  Be sure to lift your feet up, so you don’t get tangled up with the rollers. Don't touch any paper, even casually .

Pretend to use that grey and hard table to play an imaginary drumAvoid the paper.  This is good for arm muscles.  Be sure to drum with convincing force.

Search for studs in the wall.  Odd, but trying to hang pictures in plaster board often leaves a row of nail holes. Stud finding is an art. There is no danger of paper-touching.

I can’t think of anything else, as the doctor entered gray prison room when I was still checking for studs.  I had found one possible stud, but lacking a hammer and nail, this could not be confirmed.


Good luck.


3 Easy Ways on How To Find Studs
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21 comments:

  1. haha I've counted the tiles on the ceiling before as I waited in such a room. Soooo boring.

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    1. Tiles have modernized. Sadly.

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    1. You are my soul-mate in creativity zones.

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  3. I would've cracked open my iPad regardless. Although testing out the stool might've been fun.

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    1. You Have always been a rebel, you ninja you.

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  4. Very good. I make sure I take in a magazine, or go back to the waiting room. I think I could read while rotating the stool.

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  5. Isn't it fascinating? In my youth whizzing around on the kitchen stool was fun.

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    1. It has been a long time since I coasted and swirled.

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  6. It's a great place for dreaming up blog posts.

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    1. ...like this one. Have another coming up!

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  7. Now we're you looking for a wood stud or a doctor stud. After waiting so long, it might have been nice if it was the latter.

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    1. Our new GP is a true hunk. he is 6'5", about 40, Scandinavian. Mormon with 4 kids.

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  8. Hardware stores out here sell a device called a stud finder, I'm sure USA has them too. Take one with you next time. Mark all the studs with permanent marker. 'X' marks the spot.
    I usually have a book (real or kindle) with me when I know I'll be waiting a while, sometimes a code cracker puzzle book too. ALWAYS carry a pen and paper for doodling or making extravagant shopping lists while you wait.

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    1. I always hace a journal in my purse. So I also made a sketch of the rolling cart. Did a fine job.

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  9. That reminds me--I need to make an appointment with my cardiologist. I'll have to remember to bring my tap shoes with me.

    Arlee Bird
    Tossing It Out

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    1. Oh, I hope you do! Let us know how it goes.

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  10. Bring your knitting. Well, that's my go to for most things. If I remembered it, that is. (Hope the appointment went well.)

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    1. The Dr. found these amusing, and scheduled a next round of botox shots.

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