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Grumble stupid body grumble.

The mid-30s are an exciting age where you can look forward and see that you have a whole new lifetime to live, without all that tedious mucking about in school, with a better knowledge of who you are, what you love (or in some cases, who you love), and with a little luck, you even have the resources to explore it...

and that all the warrantees on your parts have expired.

Thank god I'm 29.

Nothing major...went to the dentists', she said I had some minor bone loss in my jaw and some minor gum disease, no surprise since I hadn't been to the dentist since 2001. Oh, and my blood pressure was so high that they almost weren't allowed to work on me. Whee. Once the move is over...and the two follow-up visits to the dentist...I'll go and see my GP about this. I probably just need to excercise more.


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Oct. 24th, 2007 03:08 pm (UTC)
I admire your holding pattern. :-)
Oct. 24th, 2007 03:27 pm (UTC)
I've got permission not to age until my baby sister catches up with me...and we're 10 years apart :) Go me!
Oct. 24th, 2007 03:15 pm (UTC)
Of course you could use the blood pressure as an excuse never to go to the dentist again ;?)
Oct. 24th, 2007 03:28 pm (UTC)
I've thought about this! Unfortunately, my significant other is blackmailing me into going to the dentist :(
Oct. 24th, 2007 03:37 pm (UTC)
You could compromise by rinsing your mouth with Listerine three times a day
Oct. 24th, 2007 03:54 pm (UTC)
Blood presure
Keep in mind the thousands of things that affect blood pressure, besides emotions, diet, salt and stress.
#1 I highly doubt anyone at the dentist is qualified. I have not yet seen anyone use proper procedures, they had mom getting in and out of the chair while talking during one.
#2 It should be a resting measurement. (Sitting for at least 15 minutes, and not using that arm, including tensing it from the pain of it being improperly adjusted and getting a pinch bruise.)
#3 NO TALKING. It will mess up the numbers.
#4 Cold temperatures make it rise, too.

Last time I went to the dentist they surprised me with this, threaten to call to police if I didn't let them do it, took it on the same arm 4 times in 20 minutes and I had a huge bruise for a few days, and I don't bruise easily.
Then the bitch told me I shouldn't be so angry, since I didn't have any cavities it was a good day.

This was all started by some retarded, fear struck dental student who thought this would make people go to the doctor more often. It just makes me go to the dentist less.
If you aren't qualified for medical procedures, you shouldn't do them, no matter how scared some dental student was about hypertension.
Oct. 24th, 2007 04:02 pm (UTC)
Re: Blood presure
Well--in her defense, the last time I went to a legitimate doctor they said I was at risk for high blood pressure, so this is only a different verse of the same song. But yes, she's not a professional for this particular situation.
Oct. 24th, 2007 04:30 pm (UTC)
Hmm. Do the pharmacies around here still have those freebie blood pressure machines? ;)

Also, if it's covered decently by insurance, going to the GP isn't a bad idea. It drives me crazy when folks got decent insurance, but don't go to the doctor because they're either fearful of finding out something bad, or they'd rather tough it out. Ridiculous!
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