A few of my close internet buddies know that I went to the doctor last Friday the 15th because of some health concerns. During that visit, my doctor diagnosed me with Acid Reflux and was prescribed ranitidine for this. I take no meds currently at all and have never had to. An occasional dose of ibuprofen or tylenol is all I ever take. Well, other than the 5-10 antacids that I was taking per day for this acid reflux problem, that is.
Then, blood work was also ordered for some various symptoms I’ve been having. I found out yesterday that I have mild anemia and she is prescribing me an iron replacement pill. Other concerns are my lipid panel results which are of great concern because my family history, as well as the borderline results, indicate I am at risk for heart disease and need to also take a B12 vitamin daily.
So, I’m to start a heart healthy diet lower in sodium and make sure I physically exercise 30 minutes 4 times a week (walking, jogging, swimming, aerobics). I am going to add that 30 minutes to everything I already do, just to be safe. Then, I am to be checked again in 3 months.
Hopefully all these changes will result in some improved results and make me feel alot better. Here’s to a productive 3 months!! Your prayers and concerns are so greatly appreciated! ♥♥