As you [maybe] can tell, I’m on a quest to be healthy. I know that sometimes my food choices don’t reflect that, but the fact is I’m a work in progress. Part of that is to have a primary care physician. I haven’t had one since, oh, my last one tried to kill me (8 years?).
Today, I went to the doctor. I generally don’t like to go to doctors because I’ve had many bad experiences with them. I’m also always scared that they won’t listen to me and just blame everything on my weight.
Now, I’m lucky.. I’m healthy. I don’t take medication, I have low blood pressure, don’t smoke, don’t really drink, and don’t have much to complain about in general. Sometimes, that makes it worse. I know I need to lose weight, but when a doctor tells that to you and it really looks like they can’t give you a good reason for it… it’s kinda annoying. I’d like to hear, “you’re in excellent health! Now, if you’d like to keep it that way, you need to lose weight, but other than that… rock on!”
I ended up fasting. Not because anyone told me to, but because I wasn’t hungry (and I suspected they would want some blood work done). All my life (even in my skinny days) I have been a hard vein to find. I’ve given blood many many times and am used to people poking me, searching, poking me somewhere else, searching, and poking me for a third time before finally finding one. This time, the guy gave up after the first poke and went to my hand. I prefer it in the arm for many reasons, but I appreciate only being poked twice.
When I left, I was THIRSTY! I hadn’t had anything to drink all morning (just because of poor planning, not because I thought I couldn’t drink), so I stopped at Dunkin Donuts on the way home..
Why yes! That IS two iced teas! Thanks for noticing! I knew I would suck the first one down, so I got the second one in case I wanted it later. I really need to work on my thesis today, so I wanted to limit the desire to leave the house.
Annndd… because technology knows me so well… I got exciting news in my inbox..
Season 2 of Sherlock is on Netflix! I’ve seen one episode from season 2, but Jon can’t handle the hour and half format (but he sure can watch 6 hours of Dark Shadows), now it’s on Netflix and I can watch it without him if need be! I should probably re-watch the first episode of the season. Now, did Netflix send this to everyone? Probably. But I’d rather think that Netflix knows me SO well that it knew that I have been waiting for this!
Ok.. now I have to go make a vagina doctor appointment, a dermatologist appointment, and work on my paper! Tata!