It was a normal day for me, much like many others. Except that I was to have my long-procrastinated physical from my physician.
No problem … I jumped in the car and quickly navigated the Nashville landscape in the beautiful October sunshine, arriving at her office in about 20 minutes.
Greeting me, we went through the all of the regular tests, exams, etc. She is a very personable doctor and I always enjoyed my visits.
Wrapping up, I thanked her and went on my way.
All was well with the world.
Until she called me a few days later and asked me to come back in for a glucose tolerance test.
“Sure, let’s set up an appointment. By the way, why?” I asked.
“Your fasting glucose level came back a bit higher than I would like to see it. This other test can tell us a lot more.” she explained.
“Fine, see you then”
Long story short, my glucose tolerance test took about 4 hours with my blood being drawn over and over. I felt like I had given a gallon of blood and was ever so glad to show back up at work that day.
A few days later, the physician called again. Read more