Sunday, November 08, 2009
So I had my physical. The big shocker was that I found out I was vitamin B12 deficient. Over the years I depleted my reserves. So I got a giant shot (!!) and sent off to buy sublingual B12 supplements. The change is truly amazing and I started to feel better than ever after only two days. I had no idea I was having symptoms but I was. I am still astounded; I feel like a whole new woman, and when I come home from work I still have energy left to do things, which is still marvelous every day. I also found out I have borderline high blood pressure, and for that I am supposed to lose another ten pounds. That seems hard. I am really good at maintaining right now but can't seem to lose.
When DH had his physical the Dr decided to monitor his gallstones and do nothing for now. That turned out to be a HUGE mistake, and last week we wound up in the emergency room with pancreatitis. He had his gall bladder out last weekend and has been recovering all week. I am now looking for a new primary care provider as I no longer really trust her judgement. I never felt good about her decision to wait and see, and this proved to be a pretty serious mistake.
Work is crazy, and will be at least through the end of the year. Thank goodness for B12 or I would never keep up! She did get that right, but it was a fluke; she just ordered it with my blood work because I am vegetarian.