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Fist bumps and “chop knuckles”

Fist bumps to you!

“ I don’t like seeing doctors” he admitted with a chuckle 

“Each time I see them something’s wrong”

He had come in … Mid 40s and needing a laceration repair to his left arm after a workplace injury!

I don’t blame you, I replied. 

I don’t like seeing them TOO OFTEN too!

He didn’t expect that response!

I cleaned up his wound, numbed it up and started sewing.

I continued … “so I go for my check up yearly so I don’t have to see them down the line for something that could have been prevented if caught early”

He is a father of 6… youngest just clocked 1.

We talked about his travels … He’d been to 6 continents and he showed me pics to prove it! 

I asked him where he wanted to be in 10years!

“Still traveling and living life” 

BP check …
164/92 

I want you still traveling and living life!

An annual check up is important to keep and maintain all your engines running efficiently

I used the car analogy

He got the message

We talked diet changes 

Exercise of some sort

Medication came up too

We scheduled a follow up… 

We agreed it was an  inconvenience for him!

I chuckled back - “ ..But you’re worth it!”

We did a “double fist bump” (or chop knuckle) as we ended the visit!

So here’s a double fist bump to you! 
Doing the needful.

(fist bumps)

Dr Olabintan 

Author
Tolulope Olabintan MA FAAFP AAHIVS Dr. Olabintan is the Founder and Medical Director of Livingspring Family Medical Center. She is a Christian, Family Physician, writer, mentor, mother and wife. She takes joy in empowering her patients and readers to live their fullest lives possible.

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