An Apple a Day Will Keep the Rheumy Away

My friend Yoni, the dentist, gave me very valuable advice the other day.

He said that two weeks before I see my dentist, I should floss every day.  This essentially reverses the entire year of not flossing — and makes the dentist think that I am.

Brilliant!An Apple a Day Will Keep the Rheumy Away

It made me wonder, Is there something equivalent I can do for my rheumatologist?

I saw him (the rheumatologist) the other day, and I got to thinking about all of the visits I’ve had over 15 years.

There are the good days and bad days, the ups and downs.  Some days I felt great the day I saw him, others I felt terrible.

My friend the dentist said that two weeks before a dental check-up, I should floss every day.  This essentially reverses the entire year of not flossing — and makes the dentist think that I am.

I wish there were something I could do two weeks leading up to the visit to paint a prettier picture. Or perhaps the opposite — to have a really bad day so he sees what they’re like, firsthand, instead of listening to me try to explain what it’s like.

Either way, I’m six days into the flossing.  Eight days to go!

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