After multiple trips to the chiropractor, stretching, and a visit to my regular doctor, I broke down and took the 4 Advil this morning that Dr. Regular said that I could take (3 times a week if needed) to get rid of the just.awful.terrible back pain that I've had for almost a month. Ya know how a cramp in your calf(charlie horse) feels like? It's worse when it's in the muscles of your back. 13 hours later, my back feels like it's brand new.
I had a fasting blood draw last Tuesday, and went in the next day to talk to the doctor about the results. Thyroid, HDL, glucose, and triglyceride levels were very good. My cholesterol level was 135. Dr. Regular says for me to stay away from red meat and fried foods, and not take Calcium supplements. I'm to go the dietary calcium route (milk, yogurt, cottage cheese, etc.) On my own, I will be eating more oatmeal and Cheerios, and taking a multivitamin. He wanted me to have a mammogram soon, and a Pap Smear next year sometime. (My 3rd colonoscopy will probably be scheduled for sometime in 2014 or 2015)
I have to be at the local hospital by 6:30am Dec. 14, to check in for the mammogram.
My every-4th-month dental cleaning/checkup is Dec. 18 at 1:30pm.
My twice-yearly cataract and glaucoma check/annual vision screening is in February sometime.