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Hey, Old Man!

I'm officially an old man. I had my yearly physical yesterday and I'm now apparently at the stage where I have to get my cholesterol checked. Yes, high cholesterol runs in the family but I thought I was young. Two more signs I'm now old: I was encouraged to start giving myself monthly hernia exams. (I'd make a comment on how I prefer it when she does it but mine is not the right audience for that...) I also had my first rectal exam. Woo Hoo! My glucose level was good and my LDL (bad cholesterol) level was only 11 points higher than normal range which she wasn't concerned with at all. The only thing she was concerned with was my HDL or good cholesterol level which was 17 points below normal which means, apparently, I don't exercise enough. Those of you who know me should not be surprised by this but, in my defense, I am more active now than I use to be.

I've been more ambitious fixing lunch lately. I've gotten into this kick of warming up canned soup on the stove. Not the microwave. The stove! I really don't know what has gotten into me. Before my cold or whatever I had a sandwich and called it good now I'm fixing a whole meal, with chips. It is true now that I'm back on Zyrtec now that it's OTC (It works much better than Claritin.) but that can't be the whole story. My roommate thinks it's simply that I'm over my illness which implies to me it won't last. We'll see.

It may need further viewing but I watched the first episode of New Amsterdam the other day. There are things I like about it like the former lover who's now old and has Alzheimer's and that his blood matches an extinct tribe but true love will make him mortal? His friend on the show even said that's stupid. This Native American shaman made him immortal because? The gypsies who gave Angel a soul did it to stop him from killing them. I just don't get it. I do hope there's more flashbacks because that's what made Highlander cool.

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