Hubby and I had our health checks yesterday for the new surgery.
It’s a good thing as the nurse took blood and blood pressures, checked our pee, and recorded everything as a ‘base line’ so that they had something to refer to when everything was OK when something wasn’t.
We went in together as in health matters we have no secrets and like to know what is going on with each other. After all, it was Hubby who found Humphrey a year ago.
He was checked out first.
His weight is the same as when he was weighed at our last surgery, so the half stone lost has been regained, which is a relief. His pee lit up all the yellow squares and is normal, his BP good at 132 over 78, his pulse regular and strong, and one little phial of blood has been sent off to check his liver function, cholesterol and blood counts.
My weight is also the same as when it was last recorded at our previous surgery. It was two pounds more than I would’ve liked, but at least I have an official reading, and would add that I was fully clothed and had had a meal beforehand. When I weighed myself this morning, I was the same as last week.
My pee, slightly lighter than his to start with (just thought you might like to know that) also lit up all the yellow squares, though it will be sent off for analysis at the diabetes clinic, and my BP was 120 over 66. She took three phials of blood from me and as usual my veins rebelled. I am now sporting a clump of cotton wool and some sticky tape on my arm.
She then did the diabetes foot check and I nearly kicked her face in. I did warn her though that my feet are very ticklish, and amid the giggles she confirmed I had a good strong pulse and good circulation.
From my last diabetes health check, I am doing brilliantly. My sugar levels are well below that of pre-diabetes now, and my cholesterol is 5.4 compared to 7.8 a few years ago. In short, whatever I’m doing is working, and I’m to stick with it.