Goodbye, cruel London!

Monday, June 06, 2011

I received a letter this morning, from the consultant I'm seeing at the hospital.
It said that my recent blood tests showed a significant Vitamin D deficiency, and had enclosed a prescription for supplements of 3000 units a day.
I have an appointment to see the consultant on 10th June (4 days from now). This appointment was already booked, it's not a result of the blood tests.

I had a quick browse around the Spark resources and found out that 4000 units is the maximum recommended safe dose of Vitamin D, that can only be found naturally in oily fish, liver, egg yolks and by frying yourself in the sun for about 20 minutes a day.

Now, a couple of things spring to mind:

1 - a letter enclosing a prescription for almost the maximum safe dose (I guess to give some leeway for food-derived intake), 4 days before an already booked appointment. How significant is "significant" exactly? I've spent the day watching my step wherever I've walked. You know, just in case I cracked a toe, a knee or my hips gave out or something.

2 - I'm going to marry Ian Anderson and his salmon farm, and get him to take me to Spain for a 6 months honeymoon, just to be on the safe side. He can fry my breakfast on my back (sunny side up) while I soak up the sun. If he asks nicely I'll let him have the bacon.

That's my plan!
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    Isn't it 20 minutes 3 times a week? That's what I remember. That can be in a sunny window too.
    3394 days ago
    Nice plan. We have had no sun here. Take me with you. Please.
    3421 days ago
    Carino il tuo piano... il sole è fondamentale per fissarla, potrebbe essere un'ottima scusa per una vacanza!!!
    Quì è già estate piena con sole bellissimo.
    Thumbs up per la tua prossima visita di controllo.
    3422 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/10/2011 8:34:59 AM
    Yikes, I've missed a lot of your blogs because you fell off my subscriptions! Was it because of the vitamin D deficiency? I think they make too much of it in general (I've read articles to that effect) and that you have the right attitude!
    3424 days ago
    Greaat plan. I hope the sun always shines for you.
    3425 days ago
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    He He Love It!
    Great plan.
    3426 days ago
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