Friday, March 29, 2013

How Great is Technology?

Today I did two things I have never done before, so that's pretty cool. Well, now that I think about it, I probably did dozens, if not hundreds, of things I have never done before, but all of those minute things would make for a boring blog post . . . .

Yesterday (stay with me here) I went to see a new doctor. Due to my old doctor kicking everyone out of her  practice who didn't want to pay an extra monthly fee for the privilege of seeing her, I had to find someone new. I called a local doctor's office and made an appointment with the first doctor who could see me, simply to establish myself as a patient in case something were to come up. Murphy's Law says the second I am without a primary care provider the shit's going to hit the fan, right? Since the new doctor doesn't do "meet and greet" type appointments, I basically had to make up a reason to go see him. I decided I would rattle off my list of running injuries to him and see what he had to say. 

It turns out, not much. He suggested I cross-train. Awesome advice, and something he would have known I have done several times a week for about nine months now if he had simply asked me. But whatever. He ordered some labs for me to see if some other things were amiss, so the nice nurse drew my blood and sent me on my way.

So on to the thing I have never done before. This morning I receive an email letting me know my test results were available to view online! Sure enough, complete with a note from my doctor letting me know he thought everything looked really good and to keep up with my cross-training (ha!). I have never viewed my medical records online. Have you? I was amazed that my new doctor's office could have them posted so quickly! 

The other new thing I did was deposited checks in to my bank account using my phone. This kind of blew my mind. Have you tried this? All you do is open the bank's app, take a picture of the front and back of your check and voila! Deposited. And here I thought scanning a check on the scanner, saving it to the computer and uploading to the bank's website was crazy technological progress. Now, if only we could move past having checks at all, I would love that. I think we're getting closer!

Okay, that's all I got. Have a great weekend! 

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