Good Saturday Morning folks, I hope that you have had a pleasant week, and I hope I haven’t kept you waiting for the weekly update. For the week ending today, I will rate it as a solid 3.25. It has been a good health week, I had to give blood to have my cholesterol check to get the prescription renewed, and I had to see Doc Lungs this week. But I have no complaints, so on with the report.
On Tuesday I had to have my INR checked (2.4) and see Doc Lungs. As you can see by the number I am doing great, and am now on a once a month INR check. For a person on blood thinners having to only be checked once a month is a real plus. These once a month visits do cut down on my time and ability to flirt with the nurses. Doc Lungs listened to my chest and said I sounded great. I know he means for the condition my lungs are in, but one time I am going to have to tell him that he needs to have his hearing checked if “I sound great.” On anyone’s measuring scale LOL LOL.
The only other thing I really need to report on is that I had to call in to have the doctor renew my prescription for my Cholesterol medicine. Well, the Doc insisted that I have a blood test to check the current my levels of cholesterol to see what, if any, adjustments needed to be made to the medicine. Because this is a fasting test (someday I am going to check why it’s called fasting), I had my butt parked at the Lab at 630am in the morning. Anyway one bruise later, I was out the door lab work completed. On Thursday I got the news, the results were in on my Cholesterol. And folks, across the board, my numbers were perfect. I really wish I could explain the secret on why my numbers are so good, well damn, I can! I take medicine, and it works, yea yea yea, I am also watching what I eat (damn it) and that seems to be helping. So anyway I have to go in to see the doctor (on this coming Tuesday) to talk about why my cholesterol is perfect, besides I hadn’t been to her office in months and she misses me LOL LOL LOL NOT!
The only other thing on my medical calendar for the coming week is my bi-weekly visit with Doc Head. I wonder what direction the conversation will take this week. When I 1st met her, I told her that the easiest way to get me talking was to ask a question She has found this to be a very useful tool and uses it like the expert she is. I look forward to these appointments, maybe more than I should, heck I might in fact be the crazy one. LOL Though the reality is that I am not crazy, I am like so so many other people, I got a lot bunched up inside my head (more than I knew), and just needed the right avenue to let it out. Do I think these appointments help. Yes I do, and I won’t stop them unless she says we are done.
My appointments with Doc Head are set up to be very interactive, and require attention on both of our parts. Unlike my appointments with Doc Lung or Doc Infectious which are based on known entities at the time of the appointment. As much as I really like and respect Doc Lungs, the 10 minutes with him every 4 to 8 weeks, is not nearly as satisfying as the 45 minutes I spend with Doc Head. But then maybe my expectations are a bit high. Because I know that those 10 minutes are all the time needed to check the sound of my lungs, and to make sure that all my prescriptions are up to date. Why this entire paragraph was even needed is really a question as well. And it’s also a clear sign that I have run out of important stuff to say today.
So now I will wrap up this week’s addition “How I Feel Today.” As always if you have any concerns, questions or comments, please feel free to share them with me. Take care, Bill