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Jul. 26th, 2007 07:17 am
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I haven't posted a lot this month.

Most of my silence probably was caused by various health things; the side effects of the vaccine left me strung out and whiny, and I wasn't sure if I really wanted to be able to go back and read what I was thinking then. Also, I had a sinus infection in the middle of the month that really wiped me out.

With one thing and another I finally got myself a doctor and had an annual physical done. Having no better ideas I went to a doctor that one of my friends goes to and really likes, and I think I made a good choice. I had the usual blood tests done and got the results back Tuesday: to my surprise my blood sugar is normal! I don't consider this the last word--diabetes runs in my family--but I have another small slice of time to continue making lifestyle changes, to try and swing the odds in my favor.

I also had my first mammogram done yesterday. The relevant health experts say that you should start getting mammograms when you are 40, to start establishing a baseline, but when I turned 40 I was helping my mother through her breast cancer treatments and the idea of spending any additional time in a medical facility was unthinkable. (I am aware that there is a certain irony in this.) I was warned that it might be painful, but it really wasn't that bad--the radiologist said that women with large, squishy breasts generally have an easier time of it.

In the meantime, I'm now in my pre-vacation frenzy of getting-stuff-ready. I'm going to go visit my best friend for awhile, and am really, really looking forward to the chance to relax. This has been a very stressful month in a very stressful year! Now I need to go arrange for my mail stop and figure out who is going to water my plants when.

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