Forget Spring cleaning.
My Spring has been spent visiting doctors, having my lab work done, getting surgery, and routine check-ups.
Hey, anyone who knows me will tell you…Watch out when I get on a roll. I can be a dog with a bone.
Well, my bone this Spring has been monitoring my physical health.
It started with my annual physical and lab work in February.
My doc asked if I was willing to make even more diet changes to control my genetically high cholesterol. I finally said no this year. I already eat pescatarian for the most part and I exercise regularly. I don’t smoke or do drugs and I’m a light drinker. Frankly, I’m not willing to give up any other vices at this time like the occasional red meat or dairy product. Bring on the meds I say!
Next up was my sinus/nasal surgery. My nose is still recovering and slightly swollen. I had a bit extra done while I was at it. I am happy with the outcome and can’t wait to see the final end result in a year. Yes, apparently it takes a nose that long to fully recover.
My annual mammogram and DEXA scan were next. Osteoperosis, anyone? Double the Vitamin D intake. Check.
Followed by my annual dermatologist exam. I’m awaiting the results of my biopsy but my dermatologist assures me it’s no big deal.
And, the pièce de résistance?
My first ever COLONOSCOPY. Yay!
I scheduled the procedure for Easter Monday. Hey, my kids are in college and we didn’t have anything planned for Easter Sunday so why not?
The Easter Bunny brought me quite the Easter basket this year filled with all kinds of yummy goodness like Gatorade, Miralax powder, Magnesium Citrate, and my favorite Easter treat, Dulcolax pills!
After a few hours working in the office Easter morning (the major “prep” work for the following day wouldn’t start until Noon), I headed to my mom’s house in Pensacola to settle in for the afternoon’s and evening’s festivities. She even bought me extra soft toilet paper! How lucky am I?
I guess you could rightfully say that I spent my Easter Sunday on the potty!
You’ll be happy to know that my colon looks fabulous and I’m cleared for another ten years unless I have any problems in the meantime.
With your estate plans, I recommend reviewing them with your estate planning professional every five years, unless you have a major change in circumstances in the meantime, such as a marriage, divorce, birth or death of a loved one, major health issue, etc.
My friend, Crazy Amy, also had her colonoscopy a few weeks before mine. She decided to weigh herself before and after her procedure. She was a tad deflated to see that the scale did not change one iota.
Upon expressing her disappointment to her father, he quipped, “At least you know you’re not full of sh*& !” True that.
My next stop following MY colonoscopy?
My belated Easter dinner never tasted so good.
Kristen “No Longer Full of Sh*&” Marks
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