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Routine doctor visit

Posted by Itlandm on June 27, 2013

Yesterday was routine dentist visit, no holes. Today was routine doctor visit, no holes that shouldn’t be there. They took three large vials of blood. I am not sure why they can’t just use the same one for all the tests, but there is probably a reason. And I still have plenty left.

I did not get the results, but I got the results from my previous check in January (I think it was, or was it December?) Everything was great then. Even my blood sugar was in the acceptable range, which surprised me. I did not even know that was possible for me. I eat almost exclusively carbs, since I cannot absorb more than small amounts of fat and see no reason to eat excessive amounts of protein, which is usually wasteful to produce. I get plenty enough in the milk products I eat daily though.

He checked my pulse (60) and my blood pressure, which was just peachy. (12o over something in the European measurements, I have no idea what this is in the last stronghold of strange units, but it seemed to make the doctor happy.) He is also satisfied with my weight, which is around 84 now. It was 85 in winter, but once I started traipsing around outdoors, it fell to the same level as last year. Most humans who lose weight, gain it again after some months, so that was probably why he was so pleased. He has this theory that I won’t get diabetes unless I put those few pounds back on. My mother had serious diabetes and my earthly father also supposedly has some of it, so when I got “pre-diabetes” or insulin resistance a couple years ago, my doctor got worried. I think my lifelong exercise asthma is more worrisome: Without it, I could run for miles every week, what with this insanely low resting pulse. Then there would be no insulin resistance. On the other hand my food bills would go up, I guess. Silver lining!

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Routine dentist visit

Posted by Itlandm on June 26, 2013

Dentist visit was originally scheduled for tomorrow, but I already had a doctor appointment then. Since I can never know for sure how long a doctor visit will take, even a routine checkup, I asked for another time for the dentist, and actually got a day earlier!

No holes, and the only thing that hurt was my wallet.  I told him, and he was amused. ^_^

If the dentists of my childhood and youth had space age equipment like this (and the skills to use it), my mouth would have looked rather different now. So there are some benefits to growing up in this age, challenging as it may otherwise be! Of course, there are benefits to us who simply were allowed to survive into this age too – my grandmother had lost all her teeth before I remember, and my grandfather most of his. Now I am of the same age as the current grandparent generation, and miss only a few teeth, and years go by where I don’t have even a tiny hole.

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More excessive Ingressing

Posted by Itlandm on June 23, 2013

Traipsed around from portal to portal for about four hours yesterday, an hour and a half today.  I guess four hours is a bit excessive even for me. Tonight my left foot hurts a little, perhaps it is related. Also, I have been hungry much of the day, getting hungry shorter time after meals than usual.

I suppose it is the human condition for most people, to have a hard time stopping when they are full. But for me this is most pronounced when I am physically active.  Well, perhaps I should eat something less delicious, that would help me stop as soon as the hunger is stilled. I’ve eaten a lot of fruit yogurt lately.

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