So I had my physical yesterday. All in all I will say that it came out with pretty good results. My cholesterol and HL level were near perfect. My vitamin D needs to go up a bit which I expected so starting today I am taking a 1000mg supplement. I have good bowels (um…thanks doc!) and was even told I was a very beautiful young woman…I don't know if that was said just because I had to stand there naked for most of the physical or what, LOL.
The Dr. did find a small heart murmur but he said he is not concerned with it right now but he will obviously keep an eye on it when I go in for check ups and what not. My stress test went pretty well (and exhausting!) and he said I did really good. Overall I was deemed to be pretty darn healthy.
He feels that I do not have asthma but have issues with post-nasal drip. Yeah, I could have told you that! That explains why I choke to death on mucus while I’m running. Anyways, he took me off my singular and has me starting the nasal spray ‘Veramyst’ so we’ll see what that does. I go back in two weeks to re-take my asthma tests and if these come out negative than that will be final proof that I do not indeed have asthma.
The doc does however wants me to keep my heart rate on or under 164…are you nuts?!?! I exceeded that probably by 40 beats tonight just masturbating while Frank was out. ;) Anyways, I will try to keep a close eye on my heart rate. I don't have a heart rate monitor nor can I afford one so unless someone wants to send me one, I’ll just have to do my best.
The Doctor was very nice. I can see why he is so highly praised in our area. He’s very thorough with his patients, especially his runners. Like I said before, this man has ran over 300 marathons. There are pictures and medals all over the place. He is very down to earth and old school. I can see where we butt heads on some things, but again, I just take some of the things he says as “advice”, not a necessary need.
Thank you again to all of you who wished me well and sent me calming words to help settle my nerves.
In other news…
I don't think I really got too into this since I was kind of keeping this to myself but as you all know, I got my hair highlighted back in July, well actually once in April but they were not as visible as I wanted so I went back and got bolder, blonder ones done. Here’s a picture I took about 2 weekends ago…
Cute huh?? Yeah, I really liked them. I liked them so much that I decided I wanted my entire head blonde.
Now, my hair has been jet black since I was about 13 years old. I’ve had every color in the rainbow, and even then some. I had a moment where I was a red head for a few years, but then went right back to the black.
I was determined to be a blonde though! I thought on some weird level that with this weight loss, turning into a blonde would make the accomplishment seem “real”. Like somehow, I was still going to look like a fat-ass with raven colored hair.
I talked with my stylist and she told me that the whole transformation could take up to a year. No bleach could get me to the blonde I wanted (think Anna Paquin blonde!). A YEAR!! A year of ugly poop-brown color hair with weird highlights. She’s been my hair dresser for YEARS now…you think she would know that when it comes to my hair, I act on a whim and I’m extremely inpatient!!
Needless to say, I had an appointment for 2 weeks from today to get a color-out wash, which was to *try* and make the black and dark brown (????) and get a full head of highlights. Did I mention that I am BROKE?? That I haven't even been able to book a hotel room for Philly yet and that Damon's birthday is this Friday??
So I started thinking…I’ve already invested $200 in semi-visible highlights. I’m about to spent $140 on turning my jet black hair into a dark brown…I hate brown hair….is this really worth it??
NOPE! The truth of the matter is, I love my black hair! It’s *me*. It matches my complexion, whether tan or pale as snow, perfectly. It makes my gorgeous ocean eyes stand out and twinkle. It makes me feel exotic, sexy and strong! Sure, I hate what comes along with being “that girl with the black hair & tattoos” but what the fuck ever.
Maybe one day, maybe even next summer, I will go back and do the highlights again. Who knows.
But here I am today:
And I was being silly with this one but I thought it looked kind of cool:
So there we have it my friends. Some things never change…for long.