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High Noon: Annual Physical? Check

Maybe it was a good thing that I didn't realize that my annual physical was scheduled this morning until my wife mentioned around 8 o'clock last night that the doctor's office had called to remind me. Usually, I fret about physicals and dentist appointments for several days before the appointments -- not that they bother me all that much any more. I was surprised to see that my 2010 physical occurred on the same calendar day. I've become religious about physical exams, dental cleanings, and eye checkups. It's my way of telling my wife, who's 6 years younger, that I'm serious about keeping in the best shape possible to be there for her, God willing, in old age. BTW, I'm not going to go into any of the details, other than to say I was pleased w/results. (SR file photo/Kathy Plonka, for illustrative

Question: Have you made physical, eye, and dental exams part of your annual routine? And/or: What do you think of people who go into details re: their various health issues?

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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