I don't have any major health issues right now, at least I dont believe I do, but every now and then I'll see my doctor for various reasons. This time I went in, because I wanted to discuss the results he had received from the specialist that I had gone to see for chronic sore throats. Fortunately, it was determined that the main cause of my throat issues were a poor diet, and acid reflux. I also have to try to control my voice throughout the day so that I am not straining it ( I work in a call center, so it is brutal, call after call and seniors who can't hear anything forces one to raise their voice and use their voice more than normal.)
Anway, as my doctor and I were going over the results he proceeded to point out that Acid Refux was one of the reasons for my reoccuring throat issues, and then stated that is occurs with "age". Now this would not have bothered me, had it been the first time that he said it, but as of recently every time that I go in he mentions "age". Once I went in with swollen toes, and he determined the cause of this was due to the improper shoes that I wore, as well as, you guessed it "age." "As we get older, the bones break down, become brittle, and are not as strong as they used to be."
I realize that I am getting older, we all are, but I do believe that what is most important is how well we take care of ourselves as we age, since we cannot avoid ageing itself. I try to do a pretty good job of taking care of myself, but yet he mentions "age", during every visit. I have told him once that it makes me feel "old" when he talks about about age,but he continues to do so.
What do you think that I should do? Tell him firmly to refrain from talking about age, or just find myself another doctor? NOw, it is true that I have known this man for over 35 years now, since I was a very young girl, but still it annoys me when he continues to bring up the "age" issue.
Any idea, as to why he keeps bringing age up? Is he trying to tell me something, or could it be that he is simply projecting the fact that he is getting old onto me? Funny, I don't think he brings the age issue with his other patients.