Have you been to the doctor since hearing about the Coronavirus? I have, and there are a few changes you might want to know about.

I went to my primary physician late last week for a pre-surgical checkup to see if I'm in good enough health to survive my upcoming foot surgery. Good news -- I will be able to get my surgery (footyotomy) and hopefully be able to walk like a human soon after.

The Coronavirus was not a consideration for me before I walked into the doctors office, but sure it was soon after I got there. There are some changes that I'm pretty sure will be observed in most doctors offices that you might want to know about.

  • If you are sick, you will need to wear a mask. I was asked if I was sick or there for a wellness checkup. I was not sick, but the folks who were sick were required to wear masks and they even provided them.
  • You will be given a wrist band just like the ones they give you for surgery or a trip to the emergency room. There was an anti-bacterial hand sanitizing station with a couple of bottles of sanitizer. I do remember there being some available prior to the Coronavirus, but this station was a bit more stocked and official than I remember it being prior to the virus.
  • There were signs everywhere about masks and hand washing.
  • The staff were all wearing masks.

Those of you who listen to the Ethan and Lou Show, or have read what I have written on this subject, already know that I am not one of these people panicking all day over it.

I'm not going to let the potential of getting this terrible virus alter my life. That said, going to the doctors office and being surrounded by people wearing masks was the first time I was a little uneasy. It's possible that I held my breath for huge chunks of my visit. OK, not "it's possible," it's exactly what I did.

I also spent a good amount of my waiting room time sizing people up and trying to diagnose their symptoms just by looking at them.

I learned nothing. It turns out that this is not how the professionals figure out what sickness people have, and just looking at them does not help amateurs get to the bottom of it either. I did learn one thing, however, after a deep visual scan of the room, I figured out that there is one lady in the waiting room that's always there when I am there.

This means one of two things: Either she's really sick (I hope she gets better) OR she's a spy sent by the Government to tail me.

Why would I be hunted by the intelligence community of the U.S. Government, you ask? Simple, I know far too much about Dudleytown and they will stop at nothing to shut me up.

P.S. I can't say, for sure, the changes I experienced are city or statewide mandates. These were just my experiences, but I would guess they are official changes.

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