Susan Dennis (susandennis) wrote,
Susan Dennis
susandennis

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I got to the doctor's office early, of course, but not too bad.  It's been so long since I'd been there that there was new stuff to sign and check and read before I even got in.  I think I was last there about 6 months ago.  Considering that the year before I was in and out of there on a weekly basis it seems like, this time I was amazed that Brenda, my doctor's assistant, even recognized me!

My blood pressure is higher than he wants.  I'm fatter than he wants - really really fatter - he wants me to drop 10 pounds and he asked sooo nicely, I might even do it.  I think I can cut out dessert after dinner pretty easily.  I've taken to eating/snacking a couple of hours after dinner every night and I really don't need to do that. I think I can cut it out or, if necessary, swap it with something non-caloric, without killing myself and I'm guessing that will take care of at least 10 pounds maybe more.

We don't do a lot of the standard tests... pap, colonoscopy, mammogram - I've assured him that if we do those tests and he finds something, I'm not going to do anything more than palliative care.  He's so very respectful of my wishes. I treasure that.  And, in return, I let him poke and prod me all he wants.  He checked everything and pronounced me sound - ish.  I got refills on my breathing drugs...  (he did get a little scoldy when I told him about my trials of skipping doses to save $$ but I assured him that I had proven to me that was not a good plan).

He wants me back in 6 months to recheck the blood pressure.  I'll do it cause I really really like him and want to keep on his good side.  Oh and he didn't make me retake the pee test.  Whew.

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I have a massage appointment at 1:30 across the street.

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I honestly do not feel like swimming today. I'm having an excellent hair day and don't want to mess it up.... or whatever.  But, you know, I am the boss of me and if I don't feel like swimming, I don't have to. Tomorrow is class and that's soon enough.
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