Blood pressure = good
Cholesterol = good
Diabetes = none
Weight = not good, but on a downward turn since my last visit
EKG = normal
PPD = negative
Flu Shot = injected
I could balance on one foot, walk a straight line, touch my fingers to my nose without looking.
Yeah... not bad at all.
However, I started feeling a little discouraged when my internist stated rather than asked... "You're not sexually active, are you?"
Excuse me? Is it that obvious that I've lost my allure? Don't I look like a fun person?
So when he came to the part about asking me, in compliance with the New York State Health Department policy, "Would you like a test for HIV?"
Well, I had to redeem my self-esteem somehow...
I said, "Sure!"
Oh yeah! Those folks down at the lab were going to think I'm one wild and crazy woman! They probably took one look at me and no doubt had me pegged for a slutty intravenous drug using degenerate. Good times! Good times!
Geesh... the lengths I have to do these days to convince people I'm not all washed up!
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On a more serious note... get tested!
And just in case there was ever any doubt... I'm HIV negative.