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Mama Deb
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Doctor's appointment

I weigh 200 lbs. Which is what I always weigh, so that's what it is.

My bp is up. I'm not surprised; neither am I happy. It's been trending up.

I had my A1C levels taken, but I won't know for a week. I also had an ECG.

I've been given a new cholesterol med, Zivitex. One small pill, not six large ones.

As for my hands - I've been referred to a physiatrist - a "rehab doctor". Appointment is 9AM two weeks from Wednesday. However, he said I described "classic carpal tunnel", and didn't seem worried about diabetic neuropathy.

And he offered to give me a scrip for Motrin for the monster cramps I'm currently having. (These are the times that try women's bodies.)

ECG was interesting - the technician came in and told me I had to take off my shirt and bra and put on a paper drape across my chest. Now, I'd already dressed to make this easier - a t-shirt under a denim shirt to make taking blood pressure and blood easier. But, oh well. Off came shirts and bra and I covered up with the drape. And when she returned, it turned out I had to take off my tights, too.

So there I am on the table, wearing electrodes, a paper drape, a skirt and a scarf. :)

Comments

Ain't it just so much fun when you go for a check-up?
They don't know the meaning of the word "dignity".

Where I live, we don't usually have to take off so much for a simple checkup.
I hope your health issues get sorted out soon.

He wanted an ecg. That means electrodes on feet and chest. So. Undressing it was.

Oh, I see. It's necessary for the electrodes. I hope everything is OK.

Try drinking 2 glasses a day of herbal tea with hibiscus in it -- it's a gentle natural way to bring BP down.

Most of Celestial Seasons herb teas have hibiscus in them.

*Looks at extensive library of Celestial Seasons in cupboard.*

Yeah, that shouldn't be a problem. I do love my verious Zingers.

(We've also found that the sample packs are great - nice variety and you use up a packet of five before it goes stale.)