Another reason I'm not keen on doctors is that after going back and forth over several years and being told "it was my age" they found a tumour the size of a baby just before our move to Singapore. One good thing was waking up after surgery 1/2 stone lighter!!
Anyway I digress, I've never liked going to doctors, no never ever, but after last year I have avoided them with an obsession, so much so that with only 5 days to go to our holiday in Phuket I still hadn't had any innoculations, and indeed was thinking about not even having them (I'm invincible after all aren't I ?!?!)
Going to the doctors in the UK was bad enough but in a "foreign" country.... I had also read so many negative comments online which didn't help (sure there was plenty of positive comments but I only heard the negative!!)
Anyway after finding out I was covered on my hubby's medical insurance, I couldn't use the excuse of the price and had run out of any other viable and equally nonviable excuses! So this morning I visited Raffles Medical at I12 Katong. Now I know I didn't "go local" and visited the "expats" choice of med centre but at least I went. I was expecting a large queue and quite a wait, especially as it was mid morning, in the uk I would turn up 1/2 hour before surgery opened and still expect an hour plus wait. I was really impressed - 2 people in front of me and I was in and out within 1/2 hour.
Doctor and receptionists polite, helpful and although I now feel like a pincushion all is good. What was I worried about!! Whether I would feel quite so relaxed if I was actually ill but hopefully I won't need to find out. I am such a coward but at least I now can go away and enjoy my holiday knowing I'm covered.