Wednesday, September 09, 2009

My day in healthcare

With my work sort of in flux for the last few years, my visits to the doctor have been sort of sporadic. I visited a new primary care doctor today. She seemed concerned about the migraines that I thought I was managing pretty well. She wants to do bloodwork to check for anything weird. I left with several prescriptions and orders for some tests. I'm getting the bloodwork done tomorrow just to get it out of the way.

Oh, and I got a flu shot.

I have great insurance, both through my own work and my husband's. I'm one of the lucky ones. Hopefully none of these tests will turn up anything and I'll go back to normal, except maybe without the weekly headaches.

Mostly my healthcare plan is: Take vitamins. Work on losing weight. Exercise almost every day. Eat my veggies and fruits. Try not to eat a bunch of junk. Drink only occasionally. Wear my seatbelt. Manage stress. Wear sunscreen.

One I'm trying to add is floss daily... something I know I should do that seems to be more of a pain than it really is. Having good insurance doesn't mean I want to spend a lot of time visiting doctors. I'd rather just stay healthy.

One positive note -- the doctor's scale weighed me a little light. Even with shoes on, I was 174.4. But my weight never came up at all. Not sure if I should be relieved or concerned about that.

Almost time for the President's big speech. I'm a geek so I'll be watching.


  1. Try flossing in the car! I buy those little flossers and keep them in the car and I do it every day on my commute. I don't care how weird I look. I also pluck my eyebrows when I'm stopped at red lights.

  2. As a "retired" casuality claims adjuster for Allstate Insurance, I can tell you that flossing or plucking brows is never a good idea when behind the wheel. Even if you're stopped, you need to pay attention to what everyone else is doing because very few of them are watching where they're driving. Sounds like we're on similar health plans except I have a Water Pik (used with Oral B electric brush) and don't floss.

  3. Sounds like your doctor knows what she's doing and is taking time to figure out why the migraines are a continuing problem. This is a good thing - better to get it checked out and hopefully be pain-free. Makes sense to me she wouldn't have asked about your weight; she doesn't see it as a problem, since you eat healthy and exercise regularly.


"Count your calories, work out when you can, and try to be good to yourself. All the rest is bulls**t." -- Jillian Michaels at BlogHer '07