2010-03-22 Monday

I started this morning with a vein puncture, and I admit, I was more anxious than usual because of the additional material required by my participation in the Mayo Clinic Biobank. EKG. X-rays of my Hip and Shoulder. Visit with My Doctor. A consultation with the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, who wrote some specific PT orders for my hip, but beyond that totally approved of what’s been done, and will continue. Mammogram, again a little more anxious than usual, given last year’s abnormal and biopsy. No word on this until sometime tomorrow. My lab results are stellar! While my total cholesterol is an unacceptable 208, it’s because my HDL (good) cholesterol is so high (99) and my NonHDL (bad) is so low (109). Triglycerides=73. Glucose=90. I got a Tetanus/Diphtheria/Pertussis vaccination. I was admonished for not getting a flu shot. I pointed out to her that, unlike most people I know, I’ve not had so much as a sniffle this winter. No flu shot, sufficient sleep and daily vitamins is a health strategy my Doctor can’t recommend. Go figure. My Doctor was concerned about the rash on my right arm, but I don’t think it’s anything more than my usual dermatitis. I declined a visit with Dermatology and promised to notify her of any change. Every Doctor and Technician I saw today was a Caucasian female. By my experience, there is less and less cultural diversity here and that cannot be good.