Tuesday, May 23, 2017

My Neurologist Tells Me I'm Too Sharp to be Senile, But....

I'm really behind here. I haven't posted since the Friday before Mother's Day, and I'm behind on reading and commenting on friends' blogs. I'll catch up...eventually. I've been spending more and more time on Facebook, where there are far more interactions with others--especially in the anti-Trump groups. One, TWIT (The Week in Trump) has a Happy Days parody, Crappy Days, that's hilarious.


I confess, I'm still recovering from last Thursday. Collin and I went to the lab in Kirkwood to get blood drawn for tests ordered by our doctors (just routine stuff). As we were crossing the street at Kirkwood and Woodbine, some woman who either doesn't get pedestrian right of way or was going to a fire made the turn at high speed while we were in the crosswalk. Near miss. Then there were problems with both of our lab orders. Collin's was resolved, but mine wasn't. Fortunately, the tech drew my blood anyway and put it in the refrigerator. (The problem was resolved this morning.) Then, we went to Taco Bell for lunch. While there, I somehow ended up using the men's restroom by mistake. I didn't realize it until I was washing my hands and spotted the urinal. I made a quick exit and found Collin laughing.

I couldn't get out of the restaurant fast enough!

As a result of our blood tests, Collin and I have engaged in a casual competition. We got the results of our lab work the other day. For the most part, all is well. My A1C is 5.7 (normal is 5.6 or lower). His cholesterol is up a bit and his doctor referred him to a nutritionist (he must not have told her I can't cook).


Anyway, we started doing little things to improve healthwise. He eats the stuff he likes--but a lot less of it. Most of the time, he has no bread with meals. I gave up soda over a year ago and no longer have bouts of acid reflux. I don't use much salt--pepper is a good replacement for salt in most cases when the dish is bland. 

Yes, I know....

Here's a challenge, Collin. Whoever has the best report after our next doctor visits wins. The prize? Movie tickets, of course! (I was going to add lunch at TGI Fridays or Olive Garden to the prize, but that would defeat the purpose of the challenge, wouldn't it?)


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  1. Good luck at the doctor. Hope it's a tie for perfect health!

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    1. I see my doctor next week. Collin has the advantage, I think, because he just saw his and won't have to go back for several months!

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  2. Was the driver texting, too? So many are doing that these days. ACK.

    Glad they got your blood work resolved quickly. What did you get at Taco bell and was it yummy? Ha! About the bathroom. You're funny!

    Congrats on giving up the pop. Here's to small changes that make a big difference.

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    1. Surprisingly, no. She wasn't texting--just in a big hurry and not willing to let anyone slow her down.

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  3. I had to look up what A1C is.

    I assume all drivers on the road are complete idiots. Got hit by one making a right hand turn once. Once was enough.

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    1. Seems I'm slightly pre-diabetic. The last thing I want is full-blown type 2 diabetes. I saw what it did to Mom. I watched it slowly kill her.

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  4. Good Luck you and Collin did not get hit !
    I don't understand Facebook everytime I try to see it all I find is people with nothing but buy my books on the page.
    Then I found a person who had a food page but nowhere to comment. I can not figure it out ?
    Good luck with the doctors.

    cheers, parsnip

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    1. I'm an author and I still hate all the Buy My Book ads. Most authors don't get the concept of too much of a good thing. There's never a shortage of them in the main feed.

      I'm not sure about the commenting problem, unless you were on a sponsored page--and even then, I'm not sure. Anybody here know how to deal with that issue?

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    2. awwwww thank you, I am sure it is my fault. This happened years ago. When and If I find some time when brain is working I will try it again.... maybe.

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  5. I see near-accidents all the time. Esp. at crosswalks. Just don't assume they see you or care.
    Hope you win, Norma.
    I've adjusted what I eat--12 grain bread--but I only eat it once a day, and plain yogurt--I add fruit and a little splenda or the other one, Stevia. Lean meats and veggies. I've lost 6 pounds from the start of my program along with exercises.

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    1. That's what I always tell Collin. Whrn you're on the road, you can't just focus on yourself. You have to be aware of everyone else as well.

      Congrats on your weight loss!

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  6. Glad to hear things not too bad medically speaking Norma, sometimes the things like first stage diabetes are like a wake up call to change a few things in our live style. I wish people would give themselves enough time to get where they're going without having to drive so fast! Laughed at your visit to the men's loo, I've done the same thing.. more than once 😀

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    1. I tell myself I made a wrong turn because the restrooms in the Taco Bell in our neighborhood are opposite of the ones in the one we went to that day, but I think I was just distracted.

      But that wouldn't explain the wrong turn I made at Cici's Pizza a few years ago....

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  7. Sounds like a good checkup to me!

    I haven't gone into the men's room by mistake, but I keep trying to get into the wrong car. When I pulled on the door of one that looked like ours, this strange man behind the wheel cringed, aghast at whatever he thought I was doing. So far, I haven't actually got into one though.

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    1. I know someone who did that once! She thought the car at the curb was her date--she did get into the car, and the guy behind the wheel was almost as startled as she was!

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