My yearly physical is next week so it’s time for me to do blood work.
I have to do 14 hours of fasting before the blood work so I can’t do it before 10:30 (late dinner last night). At least I can drink water.
Of course I didn’t feel hungry at all until I started drinking water. At least it will help me to be hydrated when they draw my blood.
I am actually excited about my physical this year. It’s been so long since I have been able to go in there with a weight loss for the year. It feels great not to have to dread that talk with my PCP.
I have a fantastic PCP. He doesn’t yell at me. He knows that I’m trying and appreciates that I have been going to therapy, exercising and not completely ignoring the issue. He always talks about how he is "on my side".
I met with him before my surgery to get his opinion and saw him a couple of weeks ago for a sick visit and I know he is already thrilled with my loss so far.
It also got me thinking about how I need to start being good about all of my preventative care. I go to my PCP yearly and I see my OBGYN yearly as well.
I can’t remember the last time I saw a dentist. I know it was before I got pregnant (my son is 2 1/2).
I have an irrational fear of anything involving the drill. I have no problem during xrays and teeth cleaning.
I did my research and found a place that offers sedation dentistry. I figure that if any work needs to be done, if they can just put me out, that would be better than not going and not knowing. I haven’t even had a cavity since I was 13 so I have no idea what my problem is.
Just thinking about the dentist makes me nauseous.
I made an appointment for a week from Friday though. I want to be a good example for my son and go to ALL of my appointments that I should go to.