As my own annual Medicare physical approaches (Nov. 7 this year), I always wonder if there is the possibility of some kind of disruption based on the exam itself, as opposed to a symptomatic (and, at my age, possibly suddenly catastrophic) illness.
I used to joke, "never go to the doctor." You know what happened to David Letterman in 2000. He did not pass Go, he did not go home. Right into coronary bypass surgery. They were all ready for him, and he didn't know he was walking into a trap, to get cracked open like a lobster. When he came back on the air, he belonged to the Zipper Club.