my mini health-check

September 10, 2017 11:38am CST
I'm currently hooked up to a couple of things which are monitoring my movement and my heart rate. I spent Friday morning at Hospital. Fear not, comrades! It's all in the name of Research. Research for what? I {think I} hear you cry. I think it's research for diabetes. It was Phase Two. I took part in Phase One back in 2013, but I forgot to ask if there would be a Phase Three. One would assume that there would be, if the research is going to be of any value. I don't have diabetes, by the way. I had to drink some very sickly sweet orange flavoured gunk, had gallons of my bloods taken twice {once just before this and then again exactly two hours later}, had measurements of weight, height, waist and hips taken, pee'd into a sample bottle, had my BP taken three times, followed by an ultrasound of my kidney and liver, an ECG, and a weird body scan. I also had to try to stay awake whilst lying down with an oxygen mask for twelve minutes, and walk on a treadmill for fifteen as it gradually increased both pace and steepness. I also had to fill in oodles of paperwork and online questionnaires. Phew! For my troubles I received an M&S sandwich. And obviously a free mini-MOT {an MOT being what a car has to have every year to make sure it's still roadworthy here in the UK}. The things I do ... Oddly, my weight was 2.3kg less than it had been when I had my kidney check-up back in July. I say oddly, because my clothes are tighter around the thighs, hips and waist. Hmmm ... So until Thursday I'm wearing a chunky watch and a monitor above my left booby which is frustrating me as my long hair {on my head, not my chest, silly} keeps getting caught in the sticky pad. Grrr ... I think it must be time for a nap now.
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@Courtlynn (55300)
• United States
10 Sep 17
Wow.. That's a lot!
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12 Sep 17
It was. I was drained.
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@Courtlynn (55300)
• United States
12 Sep 17
@Poppylicious i can understand that!
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@pgntwo (22757)
• Tripoli, Lebanon
12 Sep 17
@xFiacre (5772)
• Ireland
10 Sep 17
@poppylicious You are a brave lass. No way would I ever voluntarily offer my body to be poked at. Things medical freak me out. It was only with the greatest effort that I visited my wife's family home for the first time after we met because her father was a GP and saw patients in the drawing room (yes, they had a drawing room). I could smell sickness and its treatment as I walked up the drive.
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12 Sep 17
Have you been back since??!
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@xFiacre (5772)
• Ireland
12 Sep 17
@Poppylicious I overcame my fears to wed the woman of my dreams but was mightily pleased when the good doctor retired.
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@amadeo (76157)
• United States
10 Sep 17
thank you for the update there.Nap is soon here.Very soon
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12 Sep 17
Everybody should enjoy a nap. Naps are best!
@amadeo (76157)
• United States
12 Sep 17
@Poppylicious every day clock wise at one thirty to two
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@Corbin5 (119852)
• United States
10 Sep 17
Thank you for doing what you are doing in the name of research!! A nap sounds like a must.
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12 Sep 17
It was a definite must. I love naps.
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@pgntwo (22757)
• Tripoli, Lebanon
10 Sep 17
An admirable, if not exactly profitable (despite the price of an M&S sandwich!), pastime - all for the greater good. Had to laugh about the hair comment
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12 Sep 17
Sadly, I'm beginning to look like a hairy-chested woman. I could run away and join the circus.
@GardenGerty (104331)
• United States
10 Sep 17
I am not nearly so busy or invaded as you are, but it is time for me to nap as well.
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12 Sep 17
I hadn't actually done anything on the day I wrote this post. I just like Naps!