Monday, February 25, 2008

The Long Day In The Universe

"To wish to be well is a part of becoming well."


I am putting in my entry extra early today because it will be a very long, very busy day for us, all of us have appointments for our 10,000 mile check and recheck! Elvis starts off the day, with a visit to D."B" for his annual A1C test and all his usual shots and pokes. He has been doing really well, so I don't anticipate anything unusual happening with this test results, but I am a nervous mommy all the same.

Alan sees his people doctor at about 2:00 PM. He and I have the same doctor, which is nice because we both really like our personal care physician. She is super, and she makes Alan feel comfortable. The last doctor he had, had the bedside manner of a slug. That's never good.

My appointment comes at 3:30. As I said in a previous entry, I had already done my lab work, so I pretty much know what to expect. My results were good...

HGB A1C = 5.9

Glucose Fasting = 94

Creatinine = Normal

I am a little disappointed in my Glucose Fasting. I had a reading of 89 in November, so that means it is up a little, but at least my A1C is holding steady at a good number. :) Although I am already trying just a little harder to lower that number when I take my next test in four months. Crossing Fingers.

I will be done with the doctor by 4 PM, and then I have to zoom across town to my next appointment with Mr. Squishy! You know him, right? He introduces himself as "Mammography... Squishy Mammography." LOL. As busy as things sound, it will be a nice evening when all of it is done. Alan is taking me out to dinner after my Mammorgrahy. :) Sounds like a plan, and really the busy part isn't so bad. I actually look forward to taking care of myself. It makes me feel better about being on that side of 45.

Yeah, yeah... I know, I still have a few months before I turn 46, but I am not afraid of my age. I think I am smarter now, I feel comfortable in my own skin. I know I make better decisions then I did in my 20's and 30's. I have a lot self confidence, and besides, just look at all the beautiful women who are, or about, my age. Michelle Pfeiffer, Helen Hunt, Diane Lane, Demi Moore, and Courtney Cox. All of whom have amazing style. Especially Michelle Pfeiffer. She is gorgeous! Yeah, I am in some pretty good company. :)

Have you had your annual Mammography yet? How about an A1C test for Diabetes? If you are over 40 both of these should be checked yearly. There's no time like the present. :)

"The Pink Rose"
Berkeley, California
February, 2008
Late Afternoon


fdtate said...

I hope everything goes okay for Elvis, Alan and you. It's good to see you back online after your little absence. I've been gone too, trying to recover from various illnesses that hit me all at once. Nothing too serious, but dying would have been sweet relief for a few days there. Trying to get back in the swing again.

Suzanne R said...

I'm not sure how I missed this entry, but I have a few things to say about it (no surprise there, I bet). ;-)

First of all, your diabetic numbers are fantastic! Would you believe my doctor forgot to order an A1C for me at my last blood testing? I know what my fasting glucose was but that's it. Hopefully, that has been rectified.

Also, I did get my mammogram a couple of months ago. I thought about you and your recommendation when I did, although my HMO (Kaiser) does tend to nag me if I'm overdue until I go. LOL! My results on that were normal, which is a good thing to know.

Thanks for always caring about the health and well-being of others!