Monday, May 07, 2007

Blood Test Bonanza

It seems blood tests are the thing to be having at the moment.

Blair has his results back and he has no issue with gluten but ...........

has a high cholesterol of 6.6!! Mine is perfect - 4.0. I am worried as he is not overweight at all and eats the same as me. So we are looking at real healthy foods as well as gluten free. FUCK. It's a good thing, it's a good thing. It is making us have a hard look at our diets and it is going to be a good thing.

On another note.... my sister had some blood tests a couple of weeks ago as she kept feeling sick and having a crampy tummy and had been having full on headaches on one side of the head for a while. She has a history of migraines so she just thought she had better get it all checked out. The doc wrote her a letter saying he was away for a week but needed her to come in and have more blood tests as there were some irregular results in the last ones. Apparently she had higher than normal levels of something and he says that this can be indicative of some sort of cancer. Being my sister, she didn't listen to what the high levels were and what sort of cancer it could be. She is just casual as about it. Actually, she probably does know but just decided not to tell me as she knows that I will get my books out and investigate it. I'm pretty confident that it will only be a virus or something and she will be fine. Aye??

I went to a great evening on Friday night with Getrude Matshe at She cafe in Governors Bay. Getrude was amazing, a woman from Zimbabwe who had come from nothing to a near 40 year old who had set up three successful businesses including a talent agency that provided Africans for the Skull Island scenes in King Kong. I really enjoyed my first night out away from Sian and leaving her at home with Blair. She performed a wee bit but all was fine. It was good for me to get out as I have been rather overprotective of my wee darling, considering all the shit we went through with her when she was a couple of weeks old.

When we were at the cafe we met the owner, Bernie Prior, and he is a speaker in his own right about the Feminine Divine etc. I didn't quite get where his angle was but he was asking what I did. I said nothing really, a mother of four. My best mate Kim gave me shit and said don't ever say you do nothing, you do more than most of us. Anyho, Bernie told me to be careful crossing back over the bridge on the way out of Governors Bay as he has made a giant sculpture of a pregnant woman with a big tummy, big breasts and wild hair. I commented "kind of like me then" and he didn't get it!! He said she was a sculpture of fertility and I freaked.

So much so, that I have booked in tomorrow to get another IUD put in. I know, I got pregnant with the last one in but at the moment condoms are the only form of protection and considering I have gotten preggers on the mini pill, with the withdrawal method (no kidding on that one), and with an IUD - I'm just not overly confident in the condoms to keep me safe. When I have my bits fixed I will get my tubes tied but that could be at least 6 months away so I thought "Freaky sculpture guy has given me the shits, time to get an IUD"

3 comments:

Wanna_B_slim said...

Ohhh good luck with the IUD... My lil brother is here coz of a dodgy IUD... haha
I guess they have changed in 30 odd years tho...
Bummer about the high cholesterol..
But a scare into a healthy lifestyle is all good.. gummy bears are grooten free... ;o)
Chocolate is grooten free...
Plain corn chips (CC's) are grooten free...
Just ask me..I can tell you which junk food is grooten free..
Oh and apparently all distilled alcohol is grooten free too.. Scotch, rum, bourbon etc...
NOT Beer.... unless it is a special grooten free one.. apparently there is one.. but dont know what it is called.
So all good on the grog front too...
Wollworths brand frozen chips are grooten free too... they dont have dextrose on them like all the other frozen oven fries...Dextrose comes from wheat.. so keep an eye out for that...

Whoever I want to be said...

My friend is gluten and wheat free, she said the food is getting better but bloody expensive.... We have this wonderful cafe here that has heaps of food on the menus for cealics (sp)....

Have a good week Jaxx

Sue said...

You're too old to need the protection lecture....
There is a new type of IUD that actually makes your periods lighter instead of heavier, talk to your doc about it.
You guys are going to end up the healthiest eating family in the South Island!