For many years, I did all I could to avoid having to see the doctor. Whenever I had a cold or a bad back, I would take over-the-counter pain meds and natural remedies. Even if these didn't work, I would tell myself they did so I wouldn't have to see the doctor. However, when I developed a cough that wouldn't go away, my wife insisted I book an appointment at the doctors. He did some tests and then sent me to the hospital so they could operate on my lung and save my life. Now, I never miss an appointment with the doctor and I hope this blog will encourage you to do the same.