Plus I hear about people just going to the doctor for all sorts of stupid things. Even just check ups (I haven't been for a check up as long as i can remember, neither has anyone I know) seem commonplace. Is it just me or are people much happier to go to the doctors here than back home? And if so, why?
Basically, medical care is free in Poland if you work legally (insured by your employee or yourself). Why not use it when we think there is a problem? Your taxes go for it.....
Yes, a nation of hypochondriacs.
I don`t think so. When I read statistics how many billions are spent on home medicine in other countries and compare it to Poland, I realise we are far behind USA and Western Europe.
Every day tons of viagra and other are taken in the USA.
I was quietly lying about in pain listening to the radio and i heard her up and about so decided to ask her for some painkillers. She asked why and I said I had food poisoning and stomach cramps. Next thing you know she is telling me I have to go to hospital. I say that I don't need to, I just need some painkillers and asked again if she had any. But no, there was no stopping her. I now realise this is quite normal and in future to not mention anything.
She didn`t know what was happening. She saw you in pain and preferred to take some action. If she hadn`t and you had died of blown-up appendicitis, she would be one to blame.