My Annual Visit to the Doc
Sunday, January 20, 2019
Hey everyone. Since we cannot solve the shutdown, collusion, obstruction, bigotry, narcissism and like issues (as much as I wish I could waive a magic wand), I thought I would offer something more mundane, and well, Sparky. My annual physical.
The good news: I completed another lap around the sun. My wife is not yet a widow. Near as the Doc can tell, nothing cancerous seems brewing afoot, based on the battery of 67 questions, proddings and pokings. "Have you ever experienced pain when..." Have you ever seen blood in..." This all is good.
The less good news: In two words: Blood chemistry. My cholestorol, though still decent overall (and really good for someone of my age and well, circumference), is up some. Not alarmingly so, but some. And the part that is up, is the bad part. Some.
The Doc's take on this: focus on a healthier diet. More veggies; less of everything else. And work harder at the gym. Recheck in six months.
Why I love my Doc: He is a board game freak. He talked in detail about a Star Wars board game. Fighters and slow-prodding freighters and Death Stars. Ships with pros and cons, speed vs. manuverability vs. firepower, etc. We're going to be buddies.
There you have it.