I am in the middle the oh-my-god-I'm-going-on-vacation-next-week-and-have-a-shitload-of-work-to-do mode. Going on vacation is hard. Lots of extra work at work and a lot of extra things at home to get ready to leave. My list has been piling up and to add in the mix I've had a couple of doctors appointments this week.
Going to the doctor isn't fun. I really don't like it, but it's important. There are some people out there that "just don't want to know if there's something wrong." I think that is just silly and totally asinine. If there is something that is potentially a danger, I want to know so I have a fighting chance. So every year, I have a list of doctors to go to, a list of tests I get done and so far, things have checked out just fine.
Yesterday I had a super small growth taken out of my leg. The doctor isn't worried and it wasn't "highly suspect." But none-the-less, off it went and I now how a small hole in my leg. If I don't hear from him everything is peachy keen and if there is a problem with it, I'll be getting a phone call. As much as I like my doctor, I don't want to hear from him.
I also, go the results back from my blood work up and all my numbers are in line. I was a little worried about my cholesterol since last year, when I had it done, I had borderline high numbers. My doctor gave me the talk about all the things I already knew, but at the time wasn't doing. Eat more whole grains, fiber, veggies get more exercise.... avoid eating fatty foods, and all that stuff... blah, blah, blah...you all know.
I really didn't listen to him and continued on my merry way until about 4 months ago, when I decided to make the change. It was time. And this time my numbers were well within the acceptable range and no lecture.
But still troubling to me is, even after losing 25 pounds, my blood pressure is a little high. I've been on a really low dose medication for about 3 years and I've been able to keep my blood pressure in check. However, this past visit it was high and will have to go in again soon to have him recheck it. In the mean time, I'm going to try and get more exercise and lose more weight. I'm really trying to get off the meds rather then increase my dose.
I have one more appointment this week and the dreaded OB-GYN. Doesn't it seem like there should be a better way to get your girl parts checked? Even after 25 years of going to an OB and birthing a baby, I'm still not use to it. But, you do what you have to do.
The only fun part about going for me this year is stepping on the scale, and that my friends, I never thought would happen.