Friday, March 30, 2012

Thursday Thoughts

by Rachel

Apparently I had no thoughts on Thursday! heh

We went to the doctor on Thursday for a physical checkup - a couple weeks ago we had bloodwork done. I wanted to make sure we were all in order, since Paul's doing the SD100 in June and I'll be doing the Orangeman in September. Also, since we became vegan last year, I was curious to know if we were deficient in anything.

The doctor said that we were two of the healthiest patients he's seen in awhile (score!) and our bloodwork all came out very well - with one exception. My MCV numbers are a little high - and basically he said that means I'm looking at macrocytosis. He said it could be genetic, or it could be a B12 deficiency (not uncommon in vegetarians or vegans). I got an additional blood test done to test my B12 numbers - so we'll see what comes of that. I am going to try not to overthink this right now, since we don't have a specific answer yet.

I also mentioned to the doctor that I have had lower back/right hip problems on and off for a few years and it likely started while I was pregnant with our 6yo (during my pregnancy I got to the point where I could not even turn while walking without sharp shooting pains down my legs). So, he had x-rays taken of my lower back and hips - and will take a look at those.

Anyways, glad to have that done. We haven't had physicals recently and since it's covered under our health plan, I thought it was time to get it done!

Have you had a checkup lately??

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