I spent two weeks with a swollen red foot, after I traumatized it with Mom’s sundial, before I made a doctor’s appointment. I just kept waiting for it to stop being red swollen and painful, and I didn’t, so clearly something was wrong.
That must have done the trick, because the day after I made the appointment, the swelling went down, the next day the redness left but I still had a bony lump, then yesterday I thought, “What’s this doctor’s appointment on my calendar? Is it the gynecologist?” I thought that when it was less than 24 hours before my appointment.
Too late to cancel, I thought, but evidently not. This makes twice though that I have placed out at the GP. Can’t make a habit of that. Good to know the appointment placebo effect is strong if I need it later.