Tuesday, March 10, 2009

The Good News...

I returned to my doctor today to see if a month of clean(er) living (and some drugs) had improved me any. I was pleasantly surprised. First, I apparently lost 7 pounds. Horaaaay! Rossana gave me a dirty look.

"I hate you." she said, smiling.

Then we checked my blood pressure. 117 over 80, or as some people call it - Normal!

The doctor was pleased if somewhat surprised. He told me how some of his patients are on 6 different medications because they won't change their bad habits. He also warned me not to go back to my old ways.

For my part I was very happy to hear some good news about my health. The weight loss was a pleasant extra. So far the medication hasn't given me any big scares. I do sometimes feel a little light headed or dizzy, but nothing serious. I do pee more, but I already drank tons of fluids before so no big change. I also appreciated the comments people left. I also got an email from and old old friend of mine. He was a little more blunt with me. "Get your shit straight and stay with the program or so help me...."

I don't to know what "so help me" means and I don't want to find out. He works for the military-industrial complex and for all I know has satellites trained on me to make sure I don't stray. I can easily imagine getting a call after walking into a Burger King.

"Hello?"

"You better be there to only use the bathroom." the voice on the phone says.

1 comment:

Cowboy said...

What the hey? What's up over there bro?
Welcome to the "pill-a-day" crowd.
Me? I just swallow the dang things and then avoid going in for the blood tests like they'd like me to go for. You'd think they'd be tired of me coming in for 'em anyhow - since I never pay for the darned things. (tests) I figure that's my property taxes finally getting me something back..
Stick with it man!
;o)