I have recently had so many tests in my life. Quinn has been re-evaluated for physical therapy and speech. She is done with physical therapy and speech should be only a few more months!
I have had billions of tests with my classes. I am doing pretty well so far. Just a little burned out at the moment.
The one test that I was most worried about however, was my blood test. I have high blood pressure. It makes me really nervous to know that my heart could be suffering some. I want to live a long and happy life and not have a heart attack or stroke.
My new doctor was hoping to find something in my bloodwork that my old doctor missed. They were looking for a thyroid problem, high cholesterol, diabetes, and even a type of cancer in the kidneys. The last time everything was completely normal. No highs, no lows. (note: this was before my crazy organic and mostly vegan dieting with additional days of exercise)
Guess what?!?! I passed. The doctor couldn't find anything. (again) I am in the normal range for everything that I was tested for. The only thing that wasn't normal was my HDL cholesterol (the good kind!!) I was so super stoked. I had 77 mg/dL and the normal limits are between 40 and 59 mg/dL! My paperwork even had a side note that said " HDL cholesterol values >59 mg/dL are associated with reduced cardiac risk. Yippy!! My doctor said that my healthy eating habits and my exercise program have positively affected my health.
I know that everyone always tells you to eat your fruits and veggies and to exercise... but here is proof that how you treat your body will directly affect your health.
I am now on a new medicine and I feel so much better: more energy and less depressed. (my last med. was not so great)