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02 July 2014 @ 11:27 pm
I am healthy. Mostly.  
I have this week off because I had too much vacation and had to use it sometime, and I asked softlykarou to get us doctor and dentist appointments while we both have the time (she's off because she works in education). On Monday I went to the doctor, and today I went to the dentist.

The only reason I'm writing about this at all is because I haven't been to either in a while--four years for a doctor and six years for a dentist--and I was a bit worried about what they were going to find, though I wasn't coming in with any particular complaint. The doctor's visit went fine. They did some blood tests because I'm over 30, but I got a call yesterday and they all came back okay, including my cholesterol and diabetes testing (lol official dietary guidelines). The only odd note was that my white blood cell count was a bit low, but 1) I posted about that and got a note from my mother that she has what is a apparently a genetically low white blood count and 2) I've been a bit tired with a stuffy nose, so I might just have a non-serious viral infection. They just wanted me to come back and check in on it in six months or so.

The dentist visit went mostly okay. I didn't have any cavities and my teeth were generally in good health, but they found some plaque and they want me to come back for deep cleaning later in the month. I've never really had any problems with my teeth, so I checked up on what that meant, and it sounds like it has a lot to do with not having gone to the dentist for six years and thus not getting regular cleanings. They said it wouldn't cost that much extra, but I'm going to call the insurance company and make sure that they're going to cover it, because I pretty much assume that all insurance companies are staffed with cackling demons who thirstily drink the blood of children, and I think that's a not-unfair assumption on the whole even though I personally haven't ever had any problems with insurance at all.

Well, after six years, needing a bit more cleaning isn't the worst than could happen. If insurance will cover it, I'll at least go for it.
Current Mood: relievedrelieved
Current Music: Miskatonic University podcast
Ashley <3: PeachZeldaashiri_chan on July 3rd, 2014 04:39 am (UTC)
What a coincidence, I went to the dentist for the first time in 5-6 years just yesterday.

No cavities either, just some intense cleaning. The lady was shocked. XD

Go us, I guess.
dorchadas: Zombies together!dorchadas on July 3rd, 2014 03:32 pm (UTC)
Woo! \(^_^)/

softlykarou didn't have any cavities either. Apparently all this money we're spending on meat and vegetables is well-spent. :p
Ashley <3ashiri_chan on July 3rd, 2014 03:33 pm (UTC)
haha well i eat mostly junk and pre-packaged stuff, so i can't vouch for that ;)
dorchadasdorchadas on July 3rd, 2014 03:41 pm (UTC)
You obviously have superior health to us! (^___^)
q99q99 on July 3rd, 2014 06:34 am (UTC)
For 6 years, that's pretty darn good!