Husband says I should go and get my cholesterol and blood pressure checked. Just because he read an article on the BBC website saying poor people have shorter life expectancy thanwealthier. (And they spent money researching that?)
One of the reasons is that 'middle class' people go to the doctor more and kick up a fuss and generally take better care of their health. Hence his suggestion that I go. 'They'll ask you why you want your cholesterol checked,' he said.
'Because my husband says so?'
'Because it hasn't been for a long time.'
I suspect that this will involve having a needle stuck in me. Now I come to think of it, last time I did have my cholesterol checked, I fainted.
It always amazes me how much fuss people in hospitals kick up if you faint. Honestly, you'd think they'd never seen anyone faint before. Some of us take it all in our stride.