Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Physical Exam Day

So last night was one of those nights where I was still wide awake after midnight. I think I finally fell asleep around 12:30 am. Slept in until 8 am this morning.
Beautiful morning when Hiker and I got out of bed. Would have been a great day for a hike but since I had a doctor’s appointment later today, and the fact that I still have a slight cough, I didn’t want to get out and overdo. Hopefully I will be back out walking and hiking later this week.
Because of my doctor’s appointment, I also had to miss out on another lunch with the group girls. I really miss seeing them, so hopefully I’ll get to join them next week.
So my annual physical exam went well. I had no idea that Medicare pays for a free physical each year, so I did not have to pay any co-pay. My doctor said I seem to be doing well. My heart sounded good and my lungs are clear. He changed my Crestor to Lipitor since Medicare won’t pay for Crestor. He put a referral in for me to have a bone density test in Panorama City, so they will be calling me soon. I had my first of the two Pneumococcal Pneumonia vaccinations. I will have the second one next year during my physical exam. Since I refuse to do the colonoscopy, they always give me the fecal testing kit to take home. Naturally my B/P was up from my white-coat syndrome. All in all, he said I appear to be very healthy.
It was up in the high 80’s here again. Started getting a few high, thin clouds in the late afternoon.


  1. Glad all went well at your physical. I too always have elevated BP readings from white-coat syndrome. Hope you get to go with the girls to lunch next week.

  2. Glad all went well at the doctors. Hopefully the lingering cough from your cold will be gone soon. The viruses going around this winter all seem to be long lasting. Have a great week, Sheila


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