I do not know about you but I for one, have never willingly gone to a doctor unless I was dying or at least felt like I was. When I worked in the oil industry I had great benefits that included health, dental and vision insurance.
In retrospect I wonder why I hardly ever made use of it, in particular the health insurance. I guess when one is young, we feel like we are never going to get sick or for that matter grow old. Sure wish someone would have snapped me out of the fantasy world that I lived in.
You are probably wondering where I am going with all this? Don't be impatient...I'm getting there :)
For the first time in my adult life I actually had an incredibly good lab report. The nurse practitioner was very impressed and happy with my progress. My bad cholesterol went down, the good went up. My high glucose levels came down two points and my blood pressure in now in the normal range. Add to that that I also managed to lose a fair amount of weight (don't ask...us women do like to divulge our weight).
I was so happy! Would have liked to no longer continue taking statins but I have to continue taking them at least for a couple more months. She did cut the dose in half that I was taking to bring down the high sugar glucose levels.
I know that in order to keep getting good results, I have to continue to watch my diet and eat wisely. Now in my older years I realize that these changes are going to be for the rest of my life, not just for a couple of months.
If you are fortunate enough to have health insurance...take full advantage of it.
Good night. May you all have Terlingua Dreams.