What I was originally going to post about was my doctor’s visit. Because my original doctor moved to Scotland to be with her partner, I had to get a new one at the clinic and finally got to meet him. A very pleasant if not quiet gentleman he listened to me ramble on about this thing or that thing. We reviewed my labs and checkup. Overall, I’m not too bad. My liver (tres critical to watch when on T), kidneys and other organs are all ok. My bad cholesterol is low (good) while my good cholesterol is a bit too low (not great). He said I needed more exercise more than likely, especially since my bad cholesterol was low anyways. (one of those “no-duh” moments). My blood pressure is good, although a bit high today (he thinks it was because I was rushing to not be late this morning). I actually looked over my last year or so blood pressure results and he’s right. It’s more than likely an effect of environment than body (good thing I dealt with the taxes first otherwise it would have been sky high after my conversation with Revenue Canada).
So in a nutshell? Get off my butt and move! I’ve certainly been doing more this spring than last spring but need to step it up some more. 3-4 times a week of kinda-running/jogging/fast walking for 45-60 min should be sufficient. Add to that cutting down more and more of the processed crap. Sticking to water with the occasional (read: maybe once a week or so?) beer/”drink” and I think I’m gonna be ok.
To quote the Jewish phrase Abi gezunt (or “at least you have your health“). I do have many things to be thankful for, financial nightmare aside: I have a wonderful relationship, supportive partner and friends, a solid job that keeps me entertained and that I enjoy, and hope for the future. My health isn’t great but neither is it horrible nor is it something that I cannot address (with a bit of dedication and sweat).
“Don’t let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.” – John Wooden
From everything I do, I learn. And won’t let it stop me from achieving what I need to do in the long run.