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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.
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  • PICKIE98
    It sounds like he is a Rock-e,-Sock-em robots kinda guy. You are BATTLESHIP!
    440 days ago
  • MARYANN2323
    All's good.
    441 days ago
  • SUNNYCALIGIRL
    Your Doc is cool on several levels!

    1CrazyDog is right about the oatmeal! And I am right about the milk, switch to almond milk with zero cholesterol. In fact, drop the dairy.

    You can put steel cut oats in a rice cooker over night with the water and then in the morning turn it on when you brew your coffee and take a shower/get dressed--it will be done. Use a small 4 cup rice cooker if you are the only one eating oatmeal.
    441 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/20/2019 10:55:43 PM
  • PHOENIX1949
    Love board games here along with a variety of card games and domino games and miscellaneous games. I have all the ones I've played from childhood until the present. Make that 'had' as I'm passing some along to my niece and nephews that they enjoyed playing at my house when children (now in late 20's to mid-30's).

    I like the sound of your doc since he didn't automatically whip out his script pad and try to put you on statins.
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    441 days ago
  • IMLOCOLINDA
    The new doc sounds like a keeper! I'm so glad to see you blogging again. I've missed your humor and perspective! I laughed about the board games comments. I am headed to see some friends in Oregon and people keep asking "what are you going to do while you're there?" and the look on their faces when I say, "We sit around and visit and play board games by the hour."
    441 days ago
  • LABYRINTH
    Cholesterol creeping up can really become a problem as I'm in the same boat. So no red meat for now, lots of freggies and we'll see what the February blood work says. Best wishes!
    441 days ago
  • IAMAGEMLOVER
    Yes, age has something to do with cholesterol being up. Mine was up by 2. I'm glad you have such a good Dr. My Dr. looks in my ears, eyes, nose and throat. He has me breath deep, and checks the pulses in my leg. I have neuropathy. That's your physical, see you next year.
    441 days ago
  • MRSPOTATOHEAD83
    Love board games! Board games and puzzles have always been a huge winter time activity in my family.
    441 days ago
  • WATERMELLEN
    On balance, pretty good news. Because you can fix what needs fixing!
    441 days ago
  • 1CRAZYDOG
    Oatmeal . . . helps lower the cholesterol. OR even oat bran (some don't like the texture of oatmeal).

    good luck!

    Your Dr. sounds like a good fit for you!
    441 days ago
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