Wednesday, February 01, 2012

In total good health...

I had a doctor's appointment at the god awful hour of eight o'clock this morning. I don't rightly know how that happened either. Somehow I got talked into it. It turned out not to be too bad, really, and it did make for a good start of the day. The doctor has a cheerful personality and a friendly face so she is nice to see first thing in the morning. 

The good news is that I don't have a vitamin deficiency, or anemia, or an infection, or a incorrect thyroid hormome level. All I have is a minor cold and a chronically upset stomach for which she is now prescribing the medication permanently. I'm happy because it alows me to eat more with less problems. 

My cold is just a minor issue. My lungs sound clear and I'm just a little congested. The doctor was very impressed with the fact that I'd stopped smoking after having smoked for so long and so much. She said I should be proud of myself. I said I was. She also said I should treat myself nicely. I said I was doing that too. I don't think we need to worry about that.

I'm just glad there's nothing else wrong with me. I'm in good health and that's my main concern. I have some nodules on the lymph glands in the back of my neck, but they are not anything to be concerned about. It's good to know that. I was a little worried about them. 

I felt awfully relieved when I left there and walked home. I felt like I had a new lease on life, especially after hearing that my lungs were clear. You don't excpect that after all those years of smoking. I suppose I will have pink and squeaky clean lungs yet. 

This is a new doctor for me. She is kind and very young and I have a huge amount of confidence in her. She shares the office with the original doctor who took over the practice when the two old doctors retired. I think I will have this young doctor be my main carer always. I've got to make it a point to make all my appointments with her. Seeing as though I seldom have an emergency, this should always be possible.

I've got to hang up the laundry to dry and do the dishes. I'm trying to be industrious today. It's quite cold outside but I've got the heater turned up. At least in here it's comfortable. 

I hope you'll all have a good day.



CorvusCorax12 said...

great way to start the day... because I'm an early riser i prefer early appointment, like to get it over with :)

Bernie said...

Oh my gosh I hate those early appointments but they always work out well as I have a full productive day whenever they happen. So glad all news was good news and you are doing much better at quitting smoking than I did. I went smoke free dragging my feet and kicking all the way and you have been wonderful. You must find your home smells better, that is one of the first things I really noticed. It was so nice when I realized all those years ago that I controlled what I put in my body, the smokes no longer controlled me.....a really great feeling Nora, stay well my friend.

Wisewebwoman said...

Good news good news.
Delighted for you~

Maggie May said...

Glad you got a clean bill of health and that you are progressing with not smoking.
Very well done!
Maggie X

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