“Have you ever wondered how long you are going to live?”
That was my fun question last Friday
This year it seems like I’ve spent months sitting in Dr’s waiting rooms which has me constantly thinking about that question.
FOR INSTANCE …..
Popping in for a regular script renewal earlier in the year resulted in the ‘don’t forget your ‘flu jab when they are available’ Done – but leaving with a reminder to come back in two weeks for a pneumonia booster. Done – then given the news ‘you now need the shingles vaccine available for people of a cetain age. Come back in a couple of weeks.’ My regular yearly blood screening was ‘fine’ but resulted in a Renal Specialist appt because one result still had the very minor raised level that has appeared regularly for the past few years but hadn’t been cause for concern. ‘Just a precaution’ the GP said. Two months wait resulting in more blood tests and a renal ultrasound. All normal, the knowIedgeable one told me last week. Things change as you age, nothing to worry about, just eat well, drink lots of water, exercise, get plenty of sleep and you’ll be fine! However as I left he said ‘oh I see you have a birthday coming up.
You are perfectly healthy, but come back just after as there are now some more screening/preventative tests for people of your age!!
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Heres that fun test again
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Im wondering ‘if’ my (imagined by the computer) score of 90+ actually comes about will it be because I really was healthy or because of all this preventative screening that has me on very good terms with my GP 😊😊
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