So in the fashion of being honest and open… I went to the doctor yesterday. I was having these weird chest ‘twitches’ and since I’d never been for a complete physical and I’m old, I thought I should… Thanks to some friend’s recommendation, I found a doctor, and so far (after one visit) I like her.
My BMI is too high (shocking, I know!)
I have borderline high blood pressure (considering I have to squelch the fight or flight reflex daily, not shocking)
I may have PCOS (blood tests today but its highly likely – my friend Sara is praying it away)
I’ve started to read a little about this, and actually, I thought I had it last year, but the gyno I went to just wanted me to go on meds without actually checking with blood work and getting confirmation – I was like no way and never did anything.
I also hate medication, I think that a lot of times, it doesn’t actually help your body to heal, it just helps. So I did start doing some research on what I should and shouldn’t eat, what I can do to prevent it. I will go on the medication if needed with a plan to get off it with diet and exercise if possible. No more refined food… I’m going to do some major cleaning out of my pantry this weekend. Someone is going to be quite the benefactor of free food. It means that it will alter the way we eat at home for dinner too. And most importantly, I need to find a recipe for Spanish rice that tastes like ‘old el paso Spanish rice’ but made with brown rice or quinoa since that’s our favorite side dish with tacos (mine will be with light or no cheese- do you know how much I love love love cheese?)
So that’s it. I know that this is a wake up call to take better care of myself.
Luke 5:31 Jesus answered them, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick.