When I blog, I usually write a post in a Word document the first thing in the morning, somewhere between 5:30 and 7:00am. Then, I get to work, do a spell check, copy and paste and then post.
Recently my mornings have been occupied with something else.
A month ago I went to the doctor for a physical. Everything checked out okay except for my blood work. It seems that my Cholesterol and glucose are a little high. Nothing too alarming and nothing that some quickly prescribed pills could not fix. The doctor told me there are two ways to fix the high scores on my blood work. Diet/exercise or medication. I refused the prescription. I decided to try the diet and exercise route first. The doctor did not really like my approach. He tried to convince me I needed meds.
During the consultation, besides the normal check-up he also covered my family history.
“Is there a history of Cancer?” he asked.
“Is there a family history of heart disease?”
“Is there a history of high blood pressure?”
“Does diabetes run in the family?”
“Well it does not really run, it more or less saunters.” I replied.
“Well there is one case of adult onset diabetes in my family. That’s not really running. It's more like a liesurely stroll.”
The doctor gave me a puzzling look and the told me that with the family history I have I really should consider the meds. I told him I would give the diet and exercise a try for three months and then I would reconsider. He again talked about family history.
"With the history of heart disease and diabetes in your family, I really think that medication might..."
“Look Doc.” I said cutting him off. “All of my grandparents lived into their 80s.”
“Well, that really does not mean much when it comes to…”
I cut him off again. “If you are going to use family history against me, I am going to use it against you.”
I have to follow up with him at the end of October.
My blog posts have not been that great as of late because in an effort to prove the doctor wrong, I now use my prime blogging time for exercise. Every morning somewhere between 5:30 and 7:00 I go out for a run.
Okay it is not really a run it is more of a saunter.