I went for health screening yesterday. Since it's close to a year anniversary of me being diagnosed with BC, I thought I'd check to see my progress. Avoiding hassle, I just went to our health center at the university. It turned out that they have a very basic health screening process - just checking for cholesterol, blood sugar, renel function, liver function and ECG. I was hoping for BRCA test but no, they are not that advanced yet. I still have to make my way to the hospital for the test.
The doctor initially checked for my blood pressure. True enough - my blood pressure shot up again. She said it's too high that I would have been on medication already. I told her that I constantly check my BP at home and infact I record the reading everytime I check it. My BP at rest is always normal. This made me to conclude that my anxiety rises when I go to hospitals or any health centers. It's the last place where I want to be :-)
The blood result was ready after lunch. I'm quite pleased to receive the result; everything seems ok. White blood count and haemoglobin each is at the normal range, blood sugar is normal, cholesterol is a little bit high but is packed with HDL, the good cholesterol :-) This must be the result of my extra virgin olive oil intake! What it means? It means that chances of having cardiovascular disease is reduced because the HDL particles carry cholesterol away from the arteries back to the liver. On the other hand, the bad LDL carries the particles from the liver and deposit it in the arteries where it causes atherosclerosis and plaque build up. So to those who are reading, would you consider taking the extra virgin olive oil? I have it one tablespoon in the morning and one tablespoon at night. My ECG is also normal and I hope it will continue that way - I don't want to die of heart attack :-)
The result of my urine is a bit unpleasant as the doctor said it's a bit dirty and advised me to drink a lot of plain water. I've been fasting since 10 pm the night before, that must be the cause of it being dirty. I'm a heavy plain water drinker and infact during this extremely hot weather, drinking lots of plain water is something that can't be avoided. But of course, I would have to make frequent visits to the ladies :-)
Other than that, the renal profile, to find out what's happening in the kidney, showed an ok result except for potassium which is a bit low. Well, it's time to load myself with lots of bananas! And I'm a monkey in the making :-)
I guess the reason why I opted for a health screening was because my husband had his just recently. His result is all alright except that the doctor found lots of diamonds in his bile. If it's a real diamond, I would be a happy rich lady! In actual fact, he has bile stones. I wonder if there is an alternative medicine for it. I don't advise him to go for a surgery mainly because I don't want my blood pressure to shoot up - ha ha ha :-) The fact that I'm a bit worried that the after effect of it, his system will go haywire and he has to really watch out his food intake. I welcome any suggestions on herbs or remedy incase you have any.
On another note, today is our 19th wedding anniversary. Time really flies and it has been 19 years already. Hoping to see the number doubled...