Hmm…that almost makes it sound like we went out to lunch or something, doesn’t it? Nothing quite that enjoyable, I’m afraid. But don’t be concerned, it was nothing traumatic either.
I went in for a routine check up and to discuss the pain issues I’ve been having. Surprisingly, my blood pressure was a little high…that doesn’t happen very often. She did give me a prescription for a diuretic, with the explanation that women often have a slight rise in their blood pressure when they’ve been retaining water. Okay, that I can accept.
Of course we discussed my weight. I’d applied for a free program that my company was offering, but it was based on our biometric screening and my numbers on everything were good..so I was turned down. Her comment was that I “wasn’t sick enough”…I suppose that’s a positive thing, right? Got to get back to my daily visits to SparkPeople.com…it works when I work it…just like most everything in life.
Then on to the pain issues. There was nothing she could find wrong during the routine check up, but she has scheduled a couple of tests during the next two weeks…so maybe we’ll know more then. Oh yeah, and I can’t forget that she’s scheduled a mammogram next week…yippee…not a lot in life that I enjoy more than a good mammogram…but it’s a necessary evil, so I’ll force myself to follow through with it.
I’ve only been seeing this doctor since last fall, but I really like her. Unbelievably, she remembered things about my work schedule, the stresses in my life and my issues with food, weight and body image…so, I’ll see her again in a couple of weeks and we’ll go from there. Until then, I’m trying to eat better and exercise more…solves a lot of problems when I do that…how about you?
- Blood Pressure- The Silent Killer (massageitsgoodforyou.wordpress.com)
- Determined to Live Healthy! (chiquitatate.wordpress.com)