Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Doc and Gym - HAPPY BIRTHDAY Cynthia!

Happy Tuesday everyone!

Couple updates for you...

Went to the doc yesterday (man, these last two days have been so long at work I can't believe it was just yesterday that I went) and they drew about 7 or 8 vials of blood (literally - no joke) and they are testing me for everything: mono, hepatitis, hypothyroidism, anemia (although my blood was gushing out of there so she didn't think it was that) and whatever else they can try. I feel a little paranoid getting tested for all this stuff but at the same time I KNOW MYSELF and I know this isn't normal for me to be sick this much. I would much rather eliminate things that could be wrong. Otherwise I would just spend a lot of time wondering.

My energy has been low the last few days - I think the prednisone he has me on makes me very sleepy. It has been hard to get up and I get really tired in the afternoon which I normally never get tired. But overall I feel 10x better - voice is back and my sore throat is gone. YAYY!

The doc is also running my blood work through for a complete nutritional analysis which will tell me if I have any nutrient deficiencies. Plus it will give me the scoop on my metabolism and glucose sensitivity. Why everyone wouldn't want to do this, I don't know, again, we take better care of our cars than we do of our own bodies. Here is the chart of what they test for:

Vitamins
Minerals Amino Acids Antioxidants Carbohydrate Metabolism, Fatty Acids & Metabolites
Vitamin A Calcium Asparagine Coenzyme Q10 Lipoic Acid
Vitamin B1 Magnesium Carnitine Glutathione Oleic Acid
Vitamin B2 Selenium Glutamine Cysteine Choline
Vitamin B3 Zinc Serine Spectrox™ (Total Antioxidant Function) Inositol
Vitamin B6


Fructose Sensitivity
Vitamin B12


Glucose/Insulin Metabolism
Biotin



Folate



Pantothenate



Vitamin D



Vitamin E



Cool huh? That will take 3 weeks to get those results but how awesome will it be to know how much of each of those vitamins and minerals my body needs?

Has anyone else done this type of testing?

And I totally April Fooled my DH today and told him the doc called with results from the test and that I was preggers. Kept him going for about 5 minutes. Good times. Funny stuff.

I also went to the gym over lunch today for the first time in a looooong time and I was so happy to go back. I love working out over lunch. It is such a great break in the day and you feel so good! I even decided that although I can't get all sweaty and red faced cause I have to go back to work, I can do that at home at night and still focus on upper body at the gym. So, leave my night time workouts for legs/plyos and cardio and the day for lifting. Love it. Smart.


And finally, HAPPY BIRTHDAY Cynthia who also made a HUGE announcement that she will be competing this year! Congrats! We are all behind you!

Check it out at: www.visionquester2.blogspot.com

Hope everyone is having a good week so far!
Jess

3 comments:

em said...

Oh you're so evil. Your poor hubby........ :o) Too funny, that's a good one! :)
How exciting to find out all the results & how sad, but true, that we do take better care of our cars.....i swear........
Have a great evening!! :)

Visionquester said...

Jess,
I mentioned you in the credits on my latest Vlog...

Check it out.

~C.

Krissa said...

I am glad you got all that blood work done. You can know everything about someone by their blood work. If I didnt have lab results on my patients every morning I would be lost. Seriously, good stuff. You can have gushing blood and still be anemic. So its still a possibility. Runners actually are often anemic. They crush their own blood cells in their feet. Crazy huh. They should have a lot of that stuff back already. It only takes a few hours on most of that stuff---except for the vitamis and mineral testing. I have never had that done but it would be nice to know. I am excited to see how that turns out for you. I want to get that done now!

Glad you are feeling better.