Tuesday, January 15, 2008

mission accomplished

It was a small thing, but yesterday I promised I would make an appointment for a checkup with my new doctor. I made the appointment today, and tomorrow I just need to send a request for my medical records to be sent from the old practice to my new one.

I have no specific concerns, but I want to make sure I take care of myself and beat the odds against me. Diabetes runs in my family and at least three relatives had heart attacks at age 46, including one woman. So I want to make sure that I have more than nine healthy years ahead of me.

Next small goal: Make an appointment with the dentist. Did you know that keeping your teeth and gums healthy is one way to protect your heart?

"The findings of this new analysis of previously published studies suggest that the long-term effect of chronic periodontitis, such as extended bacterial exposure, may be what ultimately leads to cardiovascular disease."

1 comment:

  1. Good for you for following up with the appointment. Moving and starting over with new people is hard but it's important, and having a "well check up" lets you get on the books and connected before there's a real need.

    You are very smart and we want more than nine healthy years for you, too.

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