Wednesday, August 24, 2011

All Is Well

I received the summary of my "Executive Physical" in the mail today (as a follow-up to the phone call I got from my doctor two weeks ago).  Apparently, my diet of chocolate and beer is working for me.  According to the report, my cholesterol is very good, my triglycerides are excellent and, based on some special CT scan they did, my arterial age is 39. Not bad, eh?  I did find out why I'm so tired all the time - I'm anemic.  I started taking an Iron supplement and I already feel like I have a bit more energy.  I'm not ready to run a 1/2 marathon yet, but maybe some day.  By all accounts, I should live to see another day.  Yay!

I got Jack an appointment with a new ENT for next week.  The guy is new to the group (and the fourth doctor I will have seen in the group since we moved here) and he trained under Jack's St. Louis ENT - which is how I got his name.  I fully intend to name drop - hopefully it will earn us some brownie points with the guy.  I'm cautiously optimistic.  The only bad thing is that he shares office space with ENT number 2 - who I departed ways with on not such good terms.  I just hope I don't run into the guy while we are there. Then again, I don't really care if I do.

Tomorrow is the big day - we take Mary up north to attend college at Northern Arizona University.  She's about 75% packed and no where to be found this evening.  I swear, I haven't seen her for more than an hour since she got home from Ireland at the end of June. She's either at work or with her friends or cousins.  Sadly, she is ready to spread her wings and get the heck out of this house.  I can't say I blame her.

Thanks for checking in on us ... all is well.


Anonymous said...

Glad to hear that all is well. Safe travels as you take Mary to school!

Susan said...

"Apparently, my diet of chocolate and beer is working for me." Well that just proves there is a God. All kidding aside I'm glad you got a clean bill of health. I hope the iron does wonders.

Good luck with the new ENT! I hope he's able to solve Jack's positional issues.

I hope all went well with the move!