I am in a bit of awe with people who are able to just cruise into a doctor’s office with no fear.
Myself, I am a giant chicken when it comes to having to go to a doctor’s appointment.
I get nervous because I don’t want to have him tell me I have some dreaded disease. My wife is a saint. She has two kids who balk at the idea of seeing the doctor. And, she has one very large child that is terrified of the doctor. I spend the majority of my time inside the HVAC comfort of my home. This is where I work so, I am in the house quite a lot. Lately, I have been complaining about my sinuses and feel like I am always sneezing or coughing. My wife had enough and dragged me to see the doctor. He was actually quite through and really listened to me. Most of the time, I go to the doctor and I walk away with a handful of prescriptions. This doctor was a bit different. He was curious about where I spent my time and how much of the time I was inside. This doctor was the first to make me aware of the air that I am breathing in my home. Our home is located in an area where heat is a real concern. The house we live in is sealed up super tight in order to keep as much HVAC treated air inside the home as possible. So, there really isn’t much fresh air. The doctor suggested that we get an air purifier for our home. He also suggested that we get our air ducts cleaned. The doctor explained that he thought my symptoms were due to contaminants in our air at home.