The results of my 2nd doctor’s appointment…ever…
-I WAS hypoglycemic (thought it was hyperglycemic, but she explained to me the definitions). Since I gave up sweets for Lent, it did me good. Doc goes, “see…diet DOES affect your overall health.” Yeah…so I’m going back in a couple weeks to get my blood sugar and cholesterol levels measured. Since my grandma has diabetes, she thought I may be a little more at risk. But she commended my efforts to lay off the sweets =)
-I have runner’s knee. A couple years ago, it was my left knee. But now, my right knee has been shifting/semi-popping out of it’s socket and going back in. PAIN. Doc told me no running on concrete =( I have to use the elliptical or stationary bicycle for a couple months then ease into regular running again.
-I have to take vitamins, wtf. jk. I know I’m supposed to, I just never do. 600mg calcium/400mg vitamin D.
-So, my last tetanus shot was in the 90’s. Hey man, that was nearly 2 decades ago. So since tetanus shots last 10 years, and I was overdue, they MADE me get a shot! Fckin hurts. I mean, if I step on a rusty nail tomorrow, I’d have to get one (another one) anyways, so why give me one now?!
Other than that, I’m a pretty healthy gal. Thank goodness!
HOWEVER, what do you check on the history sheet under, say umm…alcohol?
Like when they ask you, “how many drinks do you have per week?” Can doctors add the question, “how many drinks do you have per weekend?”
Cause I wouldn’t consider myself an alcoholic cause I don’t have a bunch of drinks everyday. But I’m not an alcoholic if I have drinks on the weekend…right? How do I calculate my amount of drinks if I have like say, 4 or 5 during one Saturday night…crap that sounds like I have 4-5 drinks per week, which is consistent with a drink per day. Mannit! But then, there was a check box with ‘binge drinker’ which technically is drinking a whole bunch at once, during let’s say – the weekend. Like OMG, I’m a binge drinker! Of course, you don’t want to say it like THAT, cause isn’t there judgement behind it? Like you’re labeled a raging alcoholic or something? I dunno.