I recently went through the annual FUN of my medical check up. Back in October, I had the REALLY FUN experience-which THANKFULLY comes every 5 years of a colonoscopy. NOW THAT IS SUCH FUN---especially the prep! So in December-since I have met my deductible for the year---I go for the rest of the fun and games.
I changed Drs this year. I entered her office LOADED with assertiveness! I told her about the Doctor I went to last year and WHAT I DID NOT LIKE ABOUT HIS recs! Told her what I would NOT be doing and what I would like to do. She is about the age of my middle child. I AM CERTAIN-she thought-this lady is a nut !
I had a little problem that she wanted to send me to a specialist for. I told her I was SURE it was being caused by the LONG runs that I was doing. I did finally agree that I would re-test after the marathon and if the problem was still present go to her specialist.
Yesterday her nurse called (the doctor probably looked at the name on the test and thought NO WAY am I calling her!} to give me the results of my lab work. It seems my cholesterol is HIGH---not SO high to require meds (WHICH I DON'T PLAN TO TAKE EVER) but the nurse told me I needed to be on a LOW FAT Diet. POOR NURSE! I immediately asked for the HDL and LDL counts. Told her that I LOVED gourmet cooking and had NO intention of cutting out BUTTER or giving up cooking all these delicious meals. I firmly believe that my elevated cholesterol comes from passing a certain point in life-since I have never had a problem before. I work out regularly-as you all know- and my weight is well under control. HEAR ME WHEN I SAY---I may die---but I will not die feeling deprived!
"If I perish-I perish" Esther 4:16