It was time for my annual checkup. I was a little disappointed, since I gained 8 pounds (according to the arbitrary clothes weight information from the nurse...it's really 5 pounds) and my blood pressure was a little high.
Still, my heart is the normal size, my lungs looked good on the chest x-ray, and I still have some signs of wear and tear on my spine.
Cholesterol, and other blood work data, will be announced the day after tomorrow.
I don't know about you, but age has been very kind in some aspects, and kicked my ass in others. My weight is at the upper end of what's considered healthy, my gerd and cholesterol are under control, and I generally feel good.
On the ass kicked side: I have a multitude of aches and pains due to the unnatural wear and tear on my body; heavy lifting and injuries are not good on a small fellow like me. Where a six plus foot bruiser can lift, or carry much more than me, the effect on me hasn't been good. In my youth, I wouldn't let anyone of size best me in any endeavor.
So, I'm still operating on eight cylinders, although I'm burning a little oil, my timing is off and the transmission has a tendency to slip on hills.
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Wednesday, March 26, 2014
I Went To The Doctor
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I know how you feel. Word is I died yesterday.ReplyDelete
I miss being ten feet tall and bulletproof.Delete
I suppose it could be worse, Jess :)ReplyDelete
I woke up on the green side of dirt, so I'm good.;-)Delete
I sympathize with the aches and pains. 25 years ago when I was a tool & die maker I'd routinely lift progressive die sets that weighed at least twice my 130 pound soaking wet weight off of a die cart and gingerly set them down on a bench or mill table, I was invincible back then. I got out of that when I got my engineering degree when I was in my mid 30's. Now my back aches all the time, starting to develop a bit of a "hunch" in my back. You can't undo damage that has already been done.ReplyDelete
No you can't. We're not designed for what we can, and will, lift in our endeavors over life. Our spine pays the fee and the fee is too expensive when age comes along.Delete
Ah, the annual checkup. Maybe not mandatory, but a good idea nonetheless. Beware the false positives. Glad I don't really have kidney stones, but did we really need the xray, ultrasound, ivp and cat scan to come to this conclusion? Can't wait to see what cool machines I get next time, if the creek don't rise.ReplyDelete
My checkup is pretty standard: Blood work for general health and medications, a chest x-ray to determine the size of my heart, and an EKG to see if the old ticker is still on beat.Delete
Tomorrow I'll receive the results of my blood tests.
your ten feet tall and bulletproof to me..ReplyDelete
..and I think you might need new glasses. :)Delete