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Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Well this morning I had my appointment for my 'annual' checkup and all the fun that goes along with it. What was I thinking having this appointment right after a week's vacation? I figured my weight wasn't bad as I didn't do badly on vacation but yet I still indulged in some things I wouldn't normally and clearly didn't get enough exercise in so off I go being optimistic about the whole thing. I did weigh at home before going. So I dressed as lightly as possible and knew they wouldn't allow me to shed my shoes so worked on that as well.

So of course, upon arrival, the scale is waiting. I think this is the worst part of any doctor's appt. LOL So I got on it and was pleasantly surprised. Was my weight up - yep but you know what, I was only 3 lbs different from last year's visit and this after being away for a week. I could of beat myself up but instead, I saw it as a success. Success that I've maintained within 3 lbs over a year's time. I think that is quite an accomplishment in itself. My blood pressure 100/68 and a year ago it was 100/70. So all is looking good. I get to have breast exams 2x a year. So now I will schedule my mammogram and in January will have an MRI/with contrast. Seeing the family history is what it is, it is a precautionary measure and fortunately my insurance will cover it all. But (no pun intended) is I also get to have a colonoscopy! I haven't had one in years and I know the prep is the worst so I'll get it scheduled and plan accordingly. If they don't give me demerall, I should be fine. I had a bad reaction to this the first time I had a colonoscopy. Isn't growing older such FUN! emoticon
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    Sounds like a pretty darn good visit to me girl!
    3859 days ago
    3 lbs is a drop in the bucket proud of yourself!! You get that colonoscopy soon!!!!!!!it is one of the cancers that if caught early can be dealt with.
    3859 days ago
    good job, i'm avoiding redoing my colonoscopy too but my dad told me there is an easier prep then there used to be when you had to drink that disgusting stuff. I really need to look into it.
    3860 days ago
    HERE'S T YOUR HEALTH emoticon emoticon
    3860 days ago
    Excellent weigh in after vacation and good attitude. I loved that you said you "get to have a colonoscopy" like it was a reward of some kind! LOL. Just thinking about that has me thinking of severe torture. I am still working on the mammogram part...but I promised my Dr. I would do that soon! Yeah, older means we have more of this stuff, but we get other good stuff to even it out, I think.
    3860 days ago
    Sounds like all went well. Congrats, you know the 3 pounds was the shoes! My doc knows better than to expect me to weigh with them on. Everyone in the office always laughs at me, but they come off.

    Job well done!
    3860 days ago
  • no profile photo IRISH_AGUIRRE
    Congrats on the maintaining! That's what I'm hoping for next month. Good luck on the rest of your tests.
    3860 days ago
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    3860 days ago
    That is an awesome dr. visit!!! Tell them when you schedule the colonscopy about that reaction and tell them you want to take the pills instead of drinking all that "crap"!!!! You are just an awesome lady, my friend!!!
    3861 days ago
  • no profile photo CD2562942
    Yeah, when I complain about getting older people just tell me to consider the alternative. Well, I want another alternative. I want staying young to be an option. LOL

    You are doing so well. I am proud of you!
    3861 days ago
    3 pounds is nothing! Extra muscle, plus running adds some water to the muscle since it is needed to burn the glycogen stored there for energy. One of the fitness adaptations with running is to store more fuel in the muscles and that means more water too. That's the main reason runners in training gain just a little bit of weight on the scale. It's what I call GOOD weight.
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    3861 days ago
    Hey girl--those 3 pounds are probably muscle!!!! You look great.
    3861 days ago
    Excellent results my friend!!!! Good news indeed.
    3861 days ago
    It beats the alternative!
    3861 days ago
    I just love being poked, prodded, and electronically assessed ... NOT!
    3861 days ago
    all fun and games eh? glad it all went well. emoticon
    Im having my 2nd colonoscopy this month , a co-worker told me 9before the 1st one ) how horrible the prep was .
    i found it quite easy actually ,so maybe it will be better for you too? emoticon
    3861 days ago
    Glad you had such a good time today and more fun to come. LOL You have a great attitude just keep smiling. emoticon
    3861 days ago
    emoticon So much to look for ward too. Thanks for the warnings. hehehe! Glad the visit went well for you.
    3861 days ago
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