Saturday, November 19, 2005

Bon vivant

Recently I saw my doctor for a checkup, and he said everything looked good. That included my blood pressure, which I was convinced would be outrageously high.

And my cholesterol results came in the mail today. Normal, the sheet says. In particular: total cholesterol is 183 mg/dL, HDL 51, LDL 117, triclycerides 70. All these, if I understand correctly, are optimal or nearly so. (Pass the bratwurst!)

Mighty fine. Plus, I don't drink, I don't smoke, I meditate and I run four times a week. I just got my teeth cleaned (one cavity -- dang), and yesterday I had a flu shot.

I'm 34, and when I raise hell these days, I do it quietly.

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