Today was my 6 month regular check-up at my family doctor. Have I ever said I double pink puffy heart my doctor? He is mahvelous!
Bloodwork: Cholesterol down from 183 to 172. Trigyclerides: 34. HDL: 64. LDL: 101 (down from 167 three years ago). Ratio: 2.7. Weight: 117 (up 5 pounds in 6 months). Doctor’s verdict: ‘perfect!’ He said that I am now on cruise control and to keep doing whatever it is that I am doing to be so healthy. As he shook my hand he said, “You’ve worked hard these last three years and have become a different person. I’m proud of you!”
Also today I went for my first occupational therapy appointment for my acute epicondylitis (acute tennis elbow). I have to wear a wrist splint and elbow splint until the acute inflammation in my elbow calms down. Today, and twice a week for the next month or two, I will have heat, ultra sound with anti-inflammatory creme, stretches, massage and ice done to my elbow. The therapist said, “Rest is the key. NO needlework! NO crocheting! NO lifting heavy things! When you pick something up, keep your elbow close to your body. Put your desk items close to you so you do not need to reach to pick them up. NO, NO reaching and picking things up because that aggravates that tendon.” Okay already! I promised to be a good girl so I can get back to the things I enjoy.
Oh…and he told me to move the mouse to my left hand. NO mousing with the right! I double dog dare you to try that out for 5 minutes! I’m getting proficient!
And was it not an extra blessing that my therapist, Jason, is Russian Orthodox?!!!! Out of a room of 20 therapists, I get the one that is Orthodox. Unbelievable! God takes care of even the little things.