I’m sitting here looking out my window at the beautiful day outside. There’s a slight breeze and the air is refreshing, though in the sunshine it’s hot and humid. The air conditioning on my feet is cold. So cold that I grabbed a blanket a dear friend gave me a few years ago, to snuggle around me to keep warm. I’m lucky to have central air.
I’ve got a few things to think over. The nurse from our new doctor called me with good and not-the-best news. Laycie’s tests all came back great and we will wait for her nuero appointment to see what else we need to do. Hopefully, a new medication but as always that’s up to the nuero.
Emma’s test results were good but there were a few areas of concern. Her bad cholesterol is high, her thyroid level is borderline and her Vitamin D level was really low. Tomorrow I am taking her in to test her iron just to be sure there’s no issues with that.
The doctor has prescribed Vitamin D for her to take. Exercise will be added in, of course. It’s been really hard for her to exercise over the years with her issues with her feet.
Thyroid issues and Cholesterol issues are inherited from my side of the family. My father and sisters both have issues with their Thyroids. My Mother and Grandmother both had issues with Cholesterol. The important factor is that we caught this early on and it’s treatable and preventable for the future.
Emma’s diet is already fair. She doesn’t eat a lot of junk food. She eats lots of veggies, beans, and healthier meats. The issue mostly has been her getting exercise so we will have to rethink ways to make this happen so that the cholesterol doesn’t continue to build for her.
I’ve requested a copy of her blood work to see what she’s borderline on as far as her minerals go. We will work on building and correcting those, as I have been doing for myself over the past year. I know that raising and lowering those levels are an important part of keeping her healthy and I will do whatever I need to care for her, as I always have.
So be looking for me to share more about what we are learning with these health changes and what we are choosing to do as treatment to lower the risk for her future. We’ve caught things early on so her chances of living a healthier life are great.
Until next time…