Well, last week, I went to a clinic in a nearby town. I had gone to the place before, back when I was in college and had my dad's awesome health insurance, so I was familiar with it. This already made me feel at ease. Well, my old doc, who I really didn't love anyway, went to work at the prison!
To get on with it, I met my new doctor and I love her already! She took my blood pressure and it was only 110/64! This was amazing. I do not remember my what my blood pressure was back in June of 09, but I know that the bottom number was in the 90's. They checked me three times with multiple cuffs and could not figure out why my blood pressure was so high.
My new, cute doctor told me that it was due to me losing over 40 pounds eating low carb that my blood pressure went down. Anyway, she has me going back for fasting blood work this week because she wants to get my blood sugar and cholesterol tested. I actually excited about it! Before, I was kind of not in the driver's seat (at all) with my health, and it finally feels like I'm getting there.
I have a complete physical scheduled for the end of the month and I will get the results of my bloodwork then. I will definitely be posting the results here!
- Triple Flex (glucosamine plus chondritin with MSM)*
- 5 HTP
- Fish Oil*
- Naproxen Sodium*
- Women's Multivitamin
- Calcium-Magnesium-Zinc plus Vitamin D
She gave me an Rx for a higher dose of Aleve than is available over the counter, which is nice for my knee. It will also be amazing for cramps. I'm just so thrilled that I love my doctor. I think we should all get a doctor that we are comfortable with. After all, they are LUCKY to have us as a patient and they should treat us that way. In the past, I have had doctors that seemed in a hurry. I may have read forty pages of my new book when I was in the examination room, but at least I could tell that she gave a crap about me by the end of our time together.