Now that I’m over 40 (nearing on 94 next year!), I figured I should probably get a physical and a family doctor. Dad has retired and I can no longer call him up and ask him for prescriptions willy nilly. So four years after I made the decision to get a physical, I finally went to see a doc. I KNEW the minute I did so, I’d have SOMETHING to get tested and retested. Latest: may have hypothyroidism (very likely, my mom has it and it would explain a few things)
May be pre-diabetic but borderline right now and the high number might be due to the thyroid (didn’t help that I had a giant chocolate cake and hot chocolate the day before the test).
May be anemic but the second blood test will show what’s what (first blood test had some off-the-chart-you-would-be-hospitalized-if-this-was-accurate results).
May be lacking in Vitamin D so am now starting to take pills every day (first time in my life. I feel so old.)
May have a heart murmur but might be due to the thyroid also (could also be the two espressos I treat myself to every day).
So if it’s the thyroid, I’ll start taking supplements (TWO pills a day! GAH!) and hopefully will have more energy, lose some weight, and be able to shoot rainbows out of my eyes. Meanwhile, if I’ve got to start taking pills, why uglify my bathroom counter with ungainly plastic bottles when I can do this: