Do not go gently into that good night. Rage, rage against the dying of the light.
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Where I've Been
I've been to the vein doctor. The first thing you have to understand is that it is a very bad thing to voluntarily visit a new doctor if you already have multiple chronic diseases. I should have known better but the thought of getting my ugly spider veins taken care of before they became really ugly varicose veins was compelling. So now I have a new diagnosis and a third cardiologists. Turns out that there was nothing wrong with my veins but I do have some blockages in my arteries. I was exhorted to eat a low fat diet and do some specific exercises. I had to work hard to keep from rolling my eyes. I decided that if I said anything that the nurse would roll her eyes. I knew that I'd see Dr. R before the tests to determine the extent of my disease. I did and thank goodness the blood work came back perfect. I will take a copy of it to along with a copy of the diet Dr. B has me on. She will probably roll her eyes, but at least I won't look like a fanatical idiot when I tell that l'm already doing what I need to do. It just disturbed me that they jumped to the conclusion that my lipids were uncontrolled without seeing any blood work.
On this emotional side of all this I am bummed but not completely surprised by it. I control my health issues better than most people but they just keep coming at me. Oh well, what's one more horse in the corral?