28 January 2010

"You've got to stop and smell the roses" --Mac Davis

There are regular check ups for your teeth and your eyes and your ears but where's your nose in all of this? Shouldn't it be front and center? Shouldn't you be getting your sense of smell checked regularly?

How bad would it be to be hard of smelling? You wouldn't be able to fully enjoy your favorite meals, wines, flowers if the old honker was on the decline. Terrible. So, sure, you'd want to do everything you could to fix it. Get your six month scratch and sniff test.

Even so, you know what they say... Guys don't make passes at girls who wear smelling aids.

So unfair.

Here is very funny Jeremy Hotz on doctors and dentists...

Jeremy Hotz - Doctors and Dentists

Joke of the DayStand-Up Comedy

Question du jour: Do you believe in regular (preventative) check ups? Or is it really just a scam/overkill?


Narm said...

If I ever lost my sense of smell it would be like an episode of the Twilight Zone. My nose is so ridiculously giant and it would more or less just be a face accessory.

Bowie Mike said...

Well, we kind of have a control group in Appalachia where dentist are fighting against Mountain Dew Mouth. See the story here.

Kate said...

I believe in preventative check ups. Especially for my teeth. Not so much my health. Or my lady parts. Yuck. Every other year for that.

froggy said...

Nose check ups done by allergists! We built the new office of our allergist.

Drama Queen said...

Suffering today from the worst sinus infection - EVER - and so I speak from firsthand experience, when I say noses are important...as I can't smell ANYTHING right now, and it's drip, drip, dripping away.

P.S. I haven't thought of that old Mac Davis song in, like, forever...thanks for the memories!

Sniff. Sneeze. Drip. Cough.

Liebchen said...

When I first started my job (and had my very own health insurance) I was so good about having all of my annual/preventative check-ups. Now? The co-pay's not always worth it. I'll go when I'm sick.

Mike said...
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Mike said...

I have to go. They won't renew my drugs unless I show up in person.

Barbara said...

I get regular check-ups, but the only place they have served me well is in the dermatologist's office. Having had 4 melanomas removed, I am a believer!

A friend recently told me her 86-year-old mother had NEVER had a gyn exam -- never ever! And of course that means she never had a PAP smear. Never had a mammogram. Never had a colonoscopy. Never had cancer or any sort. Think how much money she has saved over that many years. Her health insurance company must absolutely love her!

annie said...

I never get all the check-ups I'm supposed to. Other than the lady-parts doctor, I only go to the doctor when I'm sick, which I haven't been in at least four years. That has saved me at least, what, $80 in co-pays? Totally worth it.

a friend's dad has no sense of taste or smell, and my friend is losing his too. some genetic thing. what a sad, bland world that must be.

Cyndy said...

I have a very acute sense of smell. Sometimes that's good and sometimes that's very very bad.

I go to the dentist twice a year but I think that might be a racket. I only went once a year when I was a kid and never had any cavities. It's very nice to have extra clean teeth though.

I tend to be negligent in other areas unless there seems to be a problem. I went to visit all those poor doctors I've been neglecting for the past three years and they all yelled at me and then told me I was perfectly healthy. I guess I was lucky - I could have been dead by now.

Speaking of mammograms, my word verification is exambra!

lacochran said...

Narm: You have a manly nose. No delicate little nose for you.

Bowie Mike: Mountain. Dew. Mouth. *shakes head* Yee gods.

Kate: I hear ya.

froggy: The allergist checks whether your sense of smell is diminishing? How?

Drama Queen: They are! I hope you feel better soon!

Liebchen: That's more my philosophy, too. "Don't ask the barber if you need a haircut", right?

Mike: I thought the first one is always free...?

Barbara: We should all be so lucky. :)

annie: Thanks for weighing in and, yes, I'm glad I'm not them.

Cyndy: I guess it's a form of insurance. I, too, like that extra clean teeth feel that you can only get at the dentist's.

Little Ms Blogger said...

Okay, you don't want a nose checkup. I actually just went to ear, nose, throat guy and he shoved some small camera wire up the nose and down the nose canal (whatever the medical term for it is). Not fun.

However, I learned I have scarred adenoids and haven't a clue how that happened. Yay for me!

Dmbosstone said...

Funny I am reading this after I added a date to make my annual physical appointment... so yes I believe.