Doctors/Dentists ๐Ÿ˜จ

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Were doctor/dentist appointments a regular part of your childhood?

No. If I needed a doc he came out to our farm. If I saw his car in driveway I hid. My first dentist appt at 12 years old was an omen-horrible, scary and mean.

2. Did you go for well-checks or just when you were ill or in pain?

Neither

3. Were you frightened by the medical professionals? If so, were there specific reasons?

Yes there was always a mean attitude and pain involved.

4. Were your parents afraid of medical professionals?

No.

5. Was waiting in the exam room stressful to you?

There were no waiting rooms. I was jumping on my bed at three years old. A definite no-no and had a concussion but was out until I woke up under a huge X-ray machine.

6. Did your early visits result in your being afraid of needles?

Definitely but they donโ€™t bother me now.

7. Does the sight of your own blood bother you?

No.

8. Did you ever have the need to go to an emergency room?

As a child – the concussion only time.

9. Did your early experiences impact your current attitudes about medical care?

After having a baby it was all good and not fearful. My current experience with doctors now is old hat and nothing really bothers me. Iโ€™ve had so many incompetent medical and dental doctors since 16 years of age that anytime I find one who actually knows something and helps, itโ€™s a miracle.

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