While I have a light anesthesia, I fared really well after the last one, which was done as a two for at the same time as my colonoscopy. I get to have this in a clinic as opposed to the hospital surgery center though so the deductible out of pocket cost won't be nearly as high. So yucky, but necessary, and will mean I am in right shape for a summer of delicious barbecues, picnics and nights out on the deck.
Or, should I be preparing for a summer of feasting? As standard in the doctor, they took my weight (grrr, but still lower than last April), pulse, and blood pressure. I have been known to have very low blood pressure, something I would always smile about, as If I was doing anything health wise to keep it at such a healthy level. I was gobsmacked to hear her say 140 over 90! Never have I heard my top number go above 110, and my lower above 70. She even cautioned me to say that the lower number is most troublesome considering my history. Whoa! Now, they said it very well could be just be the stress of being in a clinic, or the fall out from Monday's throat attack, as my daughter now calls them, but still, I was floored.
I keep saying I want to lose weight for health reasons, not just my own vanity. I say this as I liberally use the salt shaker or don't begrudge myself an additional slice of pizza rather than more salad. Vanity aside, I really mean it this time. I need to lose weight. I need to eat better. I need to cut out the crap. If even a temporary blip, that 140 over 90 was a wake-up call.