We come as a Double Act

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.

Pass the  jelly babies please………………..


About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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1 Response to We come as a Double Act

  1. Sounds very good all around!

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