Walk: Mindful Body, Laurel Village, St. Mary's Medical Center, Best Buy
Distance: 4 miles and take yoga class
Had my annual medical 'exam' today. My primary care doctor is a young naturopathic physician so what 'annual exam' now means is: have blood work ahead of time and then spend about an hour just talking through ciwt's life and health. Maybe figuring out little modifications or additions here and there - with any meds a sort of last resort but still an option.
I like this. I feel heard, that he knows me a bit. I also feel 'empowered,' like health exists in the real world, is comprehensible - not some exotic territory that only doctors know.
Among the topics was Dr. Google, aka Dr. Net. I told him about my propensity to go right there. And to always learn what kind of cancer I have because, if you go to Dr. Net, you will have cancer. We discussed real onset progressions - ie, 'c' does not just instantly strike - as well as the virtual impossibility of self-diagnosing on the internet. Hopefully I will retain this discussion; if not, he is warned and can resume re-training me.
So, the good news is that medically I'm officially 'at least' ten years younger than my years.
I was so happy to hear this, I went straight to Best Buy and finally bought that lightweight iPad air.
Now, let us hope my fingers will never walk it to Dr. Net.