In recent weeks, I’ve had several medical tests done. There are no problems, these are just routine tests people my age are supposed to have. Since I have high blood pressure, the doctor decided I needed an EKG, an electrocardiogram, and a heart CT scan. I did just fine on all of them. The CT scan showed a slight build up of calcium in my right aortic branch. It’s minor, and I will probably have to take something like Zocor or Lipitor to halt the accumulation. But it’s certainly nothing that will require surgery. I do have a heart stress test on June 23. That will be a more definitive test. I also had a mammogram, which showed some calcification in my left breast. Also, no big deal. They are very common, and never turn cancerous. Then today, I had my first ever colonoscopy. I got an A+ (I refer to it as my rectal report card). Absolutely no anomalies. I’m quite pleased with all the outcomes. I didn’t think I had any problems in any of the body parts tested, but it’s always nice to be proven right.
The colonoscopy was at 6 a. m. this morning. Of course, I had been toilet-trotting for about 12 hours, was starving (no food, just liquid for about 30 hours), sleepy, and decidedly grumpy from no coffee. The nurse asked, “How are you doing today?” I snarled, “Rhetorical question, right?”