Friday, July 19, 2013
This morning I went to a new doctor for a check-up. I honestly think this is the first time I've gone to a doctor for any reason other than (a) being sick as a dog or (b) in need of a prescription renewal. I just thought I should have a checkup. It's been over a year since I went vegan, so now is a good time to check my blood for things like iron/anemia, B-12, and D - the three things vegans are most prone to have issues with.
The new doctor seems nice and rational, and I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE that she came in and chatted with me, asked if I had any questions, etc. before starting all her poking and prodding. Maybe I've just had bad experiences, or maybe it's just because I've always gone in with some pressing issue, but in the past it feels like a nurse takes vitals and then I wait around forever and then I see the doctor for about 2.5 minutes and (s)he doesn't give a rat's ass what I want or if I have any questions. It was so nice how different this felt. Maybe going to a smaller practice is a good thing.
I feel like I take all the proper precautions with my rainbow of vegetables, my cast iron pans, my love of nooch and my B-12 supplements, etc. And as a vegan I sure as hell shouldn't have any cholesterol problems. :) We'll see when the test results come back!
In completely unrelated news, Cosmo (the cat)'s stitches come out tomorrow morning so then I think we can finally be rid of the cone and the stress of trying to keep him contained. Getting back to normal will be SO GREAT!
And in one final bit of randomness, I have to share that today's lunch was possibly the greatest thing I've eaten in a very long time. I looooove my avocado rolls, but my coworker introduced me to a new sushi place that I didn't know was there and I got a cucumber/avocado/mango maki roll that was the most delicious thing of all time. MANGO IN SUSHI. OMG I am in love. Guess who has a new lunch spot?!