Friday, June 05, 2009

That Time of the Year

Spring and summer mean more to me than warmer temperatures, flowers budding, and more daylight hours.

These seasons signal it is that time of the year in which I have my yearly physical. My yearly girly exam is done in January.

I usually take the week before the 4th of July and do this but I got a jump start on it this year and went in late May.

My blood pressure is great and my moles look fine with a bit of advice to try to avoid laying like a lizard as much this year and going forward. Labs were ordered to do a full blood work panel to check the cholesterol levels, vitamin D, thyroid, and some other stuff too.

Upon talking with the doctor about a few other concerns two procedures have been scheduled with specialists.

One is a sleep study in which during my consultation to determine if I needed one, I was told I have a very small mouth and extremely narrow nostrils. Oh happy, happy, joy, joy.

At dinner last night we took a look and the crew agrees. Who knew?

Sleep study here I come due to this and a few other factors discussed.

The other procedure is to address my regularity. Did you know 1-2 BMs a day is normal? Any less could signal constipation and any more than 3 means something is up and in need of checking.

Let me just say I have more than 3 a day so yours truly gets to have a colonoscopy in late July.

Good times y'all. Good times.

I'm not worried about the outcome of any of this. Both are things that need to be done and if things are found from the procedures and blood work, I will deal with whatever it is as it comes.

As I had four vials of blood drawn yesterday I realized all of this is part of the aging process and gave a big shout out to the late JC (Jesus Christ) for health insurance to make this all possible.

We're given one body and I am gonna' do what I can to take care of mine so I can live the best life possible and be there for the ones I love and that love me.

How about you? Are you taking care of yours? I hope you are but if no, and you have the means to do so, please make an appointment.

Peace and Love Peeps.


Dez said...

Hey Mo,
I had the some of the same tests run. I too am scheduled for a colonoscopy, finally, after I argued about 30 min w/dr (she wasn't giving up! My FIL had one done about a year ago and the surgeon cut his stomach! Then they sent him home! He was in and out of the hospital for about 7 months. I think I'm going to cancel my appointment. :)

JJP said...

I'm way overdue. Thanks for the inspiration! Hugs to you.

Kathy said...

All appointments, test, and procedures are current! Thanks, for asking. :)