A) There's a "whirlwind" outside. It's really windy again. NOT a day you want to be outside. Our forecast called for winds of 18 mph and I'm sure I was just standing outside in it. Besides that, it might be a bad day to try to load buckets with dirt unless I want to eat a lot of windblown dirt. AND, the forecast was for "partly cloudy" and the clouds are dark and I had a few drops of rain on the windshield as I was coming home from my errands.
B) I was my own personal whirlwind this morning. I left home at 8:30 for an 8:45 appointment with the doctor and I arrived back at this chair by 10:24. In between, I not only saw the doctor but I also made a stop at 7-11, got my haircut, and filled the van up with gasoline. Not bad, if I do say so myself!
Of course, it doesn't hurt that all of those places, including the doctor's office, are within a mile of the house!
I wanted to note here, for future reference, the results of my recent fasting blood test. First, he was just a teeny bit unhappy with my sugar. He wants me to watch the carbs and sugar. Were it not for the history of diabetes in my family, I'd be ignoring that. Normal is supposed to be between 65 and 99. My result was 100. Not much to worry about there.
He also wants me to be sure and drink water, water, water. I'm tryin', doc. It would help if I didn't hate the taste of it and if I didn't have to raise my hand and ask for permission to use the restroom while I'm at work...........
The triglycerides and the LDL are high. I'm beginning to think there's not much I can do about that naturally. I cook only with olive oil or coconut oil. I use strictly butter, no weirdo substitutes. And, I am walking 2-3 miles per day. These kinds of numbers are the reason I've switched from all sorts of stuff with hydrogenated fats in them. And, I buy very little prepared food where weirdo types of fats might be used in the prep process. So, maybe we are down to me being a "secretor". I know that if the thyroid meds were increased, the cholesterol would come down. However, he steadfastly refuses to do that. He wants me to start on Lipitor. I'll be researching that long and hard before I make a trip to the pharmacy.
The thyroid test came back pretty much perfect. I'm shocked. I DO take my thyroid meds every day, faithfully, without fail. However, I rarely have enough sense in the morning to only take them with water and to wait at least 30 minutes til I get a cup of coffee. So, anyway, I'm apparently doing okay with that. TSH was at .51! Sure beats the 34 I had after the first round of Levaquin!
He's pushing me to take an aspirin daily. This I will most likely do without argument, unless my blood gets really thin and I start to bruise easily. If that happens, I'll cut back and ask for absolution later. I have had that happen in the past. He thought my platelet count was a little high and that's why the aspirin recommendation........... This is going to sound freaky, but I'd be more likely to think this might be influenced by the fact that I dance on the edge of dehydration daily. Thicker blood just might result in a higher concentration of platelets.
He decided I should take double the amount of Vitamin D on weekends only. How do I tell him I rarely have a clue whether or not it's a weekend, LOL? I think I will vary that just a tiny bit and do 2 on days off. I can certainly track that better.......
We discussed the muscle cramps. He suggests I take the magnesium supplement in the morning and the potassium later in the day. As I understand the explanation, the magnesium is a "carrier" for the potassium. According to him, you can take as much potassium as you want, but if you haven't taken magnesium first, the potassium will simply be excreted. Now that is something I've never heard or read in any of my research. I'm gonna be all over that! He is also recommend that I buy Quinine water (Schweppes or otherwise known as tonic water). I wonder if he's priced that stuff lately or if he's gone looking for it in a store. Apparently not! Having done my own search for this stuff in all my local haunts, I'm thinking I'm going to end up having to go to a BIG liquor store to find it. Maybe I should buy some gin too? At least that way, if I hate the tonic water, I may find, if I add enough gin, it won't matter, LOL.
So, anyway, I think the first thing I'm going to do is take a nap. I had only 5.5 hours of sleep last night and, without copious amounts of coffee, that won't take me far. Later...........