The health protocol has changed so that, barring any abnormal pap results in the past three years, pap tests are now recommended every three years, instead of annually. Intellectually, I am not sure I am in favour of this, because an awful lot can happen in three years. But I have to admit I was pretty thrilled to be spared the indignity today.
I'm not sure I appreciated the look of surprise on my doctor's face when he told me that my blood pressure was excellent, but I was high-fiving myself over having apparently gained an inch of height in the past year.
Perhaps an athletic career is still in the cards after all.