posted on Mar, 30 2016 @ 09:44 PM
I got a letter the other day from our local VA clinic inviting me to come in for a checkup. I hadn't been there for over a year and decided that
might be a good idea.
They did the standard blood pressure, temperature and weight and I went in to talk to the doctor. We talked for a while about my general medical
history and my family medical history; about whether I smoke (yes) or drink (occasionaly) or do drugs (no). I mentioned, also, that I had been
feeling listless and unmotivated and had been sleeping more than I should. I told him that I will be 59 in June and that, at this point in my life, I
feel that I need to start taking better care of myself so I can actually enjoy whatever time I have left. I gave him the go ahead to set up a health
maintenance plan and I would follow what ever recommendations he made.
He ordered some blood tests and a colonoscopy and had me set up an appointment with their psychologist. That was last Friday and I went in today
(Wednesday) to speak with the psychologist and go over the lab results.
So, this is where I'm at: I need to lose about 30 pounds, my blood pressure is a little high, my cholesterol levels are way too high, my vitamin D
levels are way too low (which, it turns out, could be contributing to my lethargy), I have a mild case of depression and I need to stop smoking.
I'll be taking a mild anti-depressant, a vitamin D supplement, a cholesterol reducer and a daily aspirin. I'm expecting a shipment of nicotine
patches in the mail. I've set up an appointment for a colonoscopy at the end of April and waiting for their psychiatrist to call and set up an
I'll let you all know in a month or so how things are coming along.
edit on 3/30/2016 by N3k9Ni because: (no reason given)