By Mike Gold 

Annual physical

 


OK, for those of you a bit squeamish, you need not read further. I just took my annual physical exam. Let me start with the “check in procedure.”

First, you fill out at least a half dozen forms, of which most of the information requested is repetitive. I mean, how many times do you have to write down your date of birth and your name?

Next, they take your blood pressure and your temperature. I asked the nurse whether I actually had a temperature that was normal. She did not “get it.” Most of us would think that “having a temperature” is not good. In fact, we all assume that hav...



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