When it comes to going to the doctor's, I am the worst. I will avoid it at all costs. Its not a question of health care coverage, which I have......its just I do not want to go. Its just an inconvenience. Its not in my schedule. Its annoying. Whatever I have will go away.......eventually. Okay, however, this old age thing is getting old already. Is it like some preprogrammed button that when one turns 40, things start to just "appear"? I am 24, darn keys on the computer, I mean 42, and these "little" signs keep "appearing". Let me go back to the year 2004. Total fiasco of a health year for me. I was diagnosed with endometriosis and had to have surgery to remove some nasty scar tissue and then later that year my problemsome tonsils (smart doctors should have taken them out when I had mono in 2nd grade) decided to abscess which put me in the hospital again...FYI...I still have a darn things). However, in the years to follow, other than the occasional poison ivy outbreak and strep throat (Hello Doctors!!), my health has been good.
Going back to that 24, I mean 42, thing. In my quest to prove I am wonderwoman of my hobby farm, I decided to play snow power shoveler this winter. I did a pretty good job ignoring the pulled muscles and the aches and pains but when my hand kept falling asleep at night and I could not get the circulation back for a good 15 minutes and this happened more than a few times, I decided that perhaps I should go to the doctor's (oh, and my Mom's nagging got on my nerves too. Really Mom, I am a big girl now:)
In brief, basic tests were fine, EKG in the office was good, but the doctor said that due to the lapse in a complete blood panel since 2004 and that I am getting older (I think doctors say that so patients come back more), the doctor ordered a full blood panel, a nerve test (I still need to schedule that), and an x-ray on the neck (still need to do that one too....I am getting there Mom!). So, I admit I was a tad nerves about the cholesterol level. I am NOT the best eater, I lack lots of the "balanced, healthy food" stuff. Remember Coke and chocolate chip cookies is the breakfast of champions. Today I had a message to call the medical desk at the doctor's office. CRAP. I called on the way home from school today. After being on hold forever, the nurse got my file. Everything looks very good........except........the......cholestrol. CRAP. The nurse hold me to be prepared for the results.
My cholesterol level........was........one......point........over 200! I had 201!! 200 entering the "need to be concerned" zone. But one point??!! Okay, now if your reading this, don't be a downer and say but one point is one point. I use that crap line on my students LOL. One point means this.......I AM STILL GOING TO DRINK MY COKE! Life is good!!
I told the nurse this and she laughed. She said the doctor's orders are too drink more water, which I know I should, and to recheck the level in 6 months......oh, and to get those other tests done ASAP! To back up my claim that Coke is good to drink, I found these Coke advertisements to prove my point.