I have been going around for months with a lot of niggling symptoms that alone mean nothing, but together add up to stuff. I could list them, but they’re pretty dull. So I went in to see the doctor. New. Woman. Doctor.
Have you had a mammogram? No.
How long since your last tetanus shot? 19 years.
Pap? 8 years.
Iron? Apparently, my blood is NOT thicker than water.
Depression? Moderate. Not in need of medication. (Take that old doctor!)
Diagnosis: Acute I-Didn’t-Take-Care-of-Me.
In the grocery tonight, I started thinking. It costs nothing to drink one less cup of coffee. If I want to exercise, I don’t have to buy special clothes or equipment. I have feet. I can drink water completely free of charge (okay, like pennies a month).
Sunday night is a good time to have those thoughts. Monday is a good day to begin anything.
A garbage disposal has a reset button. It’s usually red. And the first thing you try when it acts up is to hit the reset, because you’ve probably inadvertently let a fork get down there…
I’ve always thought we need a button for life. Like the e*sy button, but the reason that ad works, is that we all know there is no easy button in life. If there were, we would be looking at the
hammer headed neighbors; hitting the button. Standing in line at the Tag agency. Button. Kids being exorcist aliens in Target or at bedtime. Button. Button. Button.
What was I saying?
I need a red reset button on my health Naturally, I want it to be big. So it’s more effective. Because it’s real.
I have an exercise video. I have to get up early. yay.
I need to remember to take my vitamins. The doc has prescribed Vitamin D and iron with orange juice. I took the iron without the o.j. Do NOT do that. Trust me.
I have to cut back on coffee. That’s hard because it’s winter and in the morning, I use it to make me feel less corpse-like. Coffee has been linked to reduced risk of prostate cancer. I have no prostate. No excuse.
I’d really rather just have the button.
Are you taking care of you? What health habit makes the biggest impact on how you feel?