Health, Hair & Happiness

I went to the doctor with Hubby today to get the results of tests we both had recently. I expected to breeze through my exam and have Hubby be the patient with the problems. After all he is a diabetic, and he does have marginally high blood pressure, and he is twenty years older than me, so I thought that the tests might show a problem with one of his ailments.

Was I wrong. Apparently turning 50 causes ones body to melt down and turn to mush.

My cholesterol level is too high and I’ve been given 6 months to get it in line or he wants me to be on medication. My blood sugar is also incredibly low and he is concerned about that. And although my blood pressure is extremely low (I should probably be unconscious) I come to find out that the combination of low blood sugar and low blood pressure isn’t actually a good thing.

The highlight of the exam was finding out that he feels I am close to a good goal weight for a woman my age!

A woman my age!!!

Well, I knew it had to happen. I am close to becoming (in just about a month) a woman “my age”!

I never thought that 50 was old. Wait I did. I remember thinking that being 50 meant being close to having one foot in the grave, but then, I was 9 years old at the time. Now at 49 years and 11 months both my body and my brain are failing me.

As I looked in the mirror today I wasn’t too thrilled at the face that was peering back. So I started to check things.

Eyes? Not bad, although the lids are looking a little tired. Nose? Thankfully the plastic surgeon did a good job. Mouth? Still good, not many lines around the edges.

So what was wrong?

My hair.

It’s long, almost all one length now and I am totally unable to do it on a regular basis. I either leave it curly like Little Orphan Annie, or pull it into a pony-tail.

So while you are reading this, I will be at my favorite salon getting the hair cut into a style that says “WOW”! And is easy to keep under control.

I shall report tomorrow on the makeover!

16 thoughts on “Health, Hair & Happiness”

  1. Hahaha ! you make me laugh indeed now that’s Halloween time a lot of us have one foot on a grave (not in, lol !!)
    Don’t worry about age, I tell you I have never felt so good than now ! with high Cholersterol of course ! That’s apparently a must for women !

  2. Hahaha ! you make me laugh ! Now it’s normal to have one foot on a grave (not in) it’s Halloween time ! Don’t worry about age, I never felt so good as now with hight colersterol of course, that’s apparently a must for women !

  3. OOOO MB – I’m so sorry to hear about those test results. With your good eating habits, the cholesterol must be something in your genes. And yet, the dr seems to think you can control it with diet…right?

    linda b

  4. ROFL! Maribeth, I went through the SAME thing! Years and years of physicals where I actually told the Dr. I thought I might be diabetic… but nope – every time he tested me I was FINE! Then I lost 65 pounds, felt on top of the world, went in for my check-up … he did bloodwork… came back borderline diabetic! BP slightly elevated… cholesterol slightly elevated… I was sooooooo confused!!! Apparently if ya look and feel good, WATCH OUT!!! Can’t WAIT to see your new DO!

  5. You look a heck of a lot better than I do and I am 40. Well, okay 41. 42 next year. Can’t wait to see the new hairdo! (And thanks for the comment over at my place. As you know, I tend to exaggerate for comic effect but I do also tend to be quite hard on myself. Good to know you’re there.)

  6. Mom generated too much cholesterol on her own, so in my case, it can be genetic. I’m interested to see how it will fare with my new eating habits. I’m not even going to comment on your looks, which are amazing. *rolls eyes*

    When Pat and I went to Cambridge Saturday, she spur of the moment got her hair cut…SHORT!!! She is SO not a spur of the moment type of person, but in this case, it worked πŸ™‚

  7. Hi Mom,
    Can’t wait to see a pic of your new do. Left you a message on your cell; I think M & I will be able to come up this weekend. I think it is Saturday for the Canoe dinner?

    Sorry I haven’t been in touch the last few days. I’ve been sort of taking a little break from reality. E’s services were yesterday, and that was really hard.

    Back at work now, but not really ready to be. It was great to have a few days off, just sucked that I spent them mourning a friend.

    Talk to you soon.

    Love you,

  8. Hello there!
    I am alive!! Haha…nice to read your blog again, haven’t had time to go far enough back though…do we have more puppies??
    Have a great rest of the day!!

  9. I’ll be glad to see your new do. You look great now…for a woman of your age. LOL Just wait ’til you hit 60, little sister. My last physical was a surprise to me, too. Hang in there…we are younger than someone. πŸ™‚

  10. No matter what the doctor says… I think you look absolutely fabulous!!And I can’t wait to see your new hair-do! πŸ™‚

  11. Well, you certainly look VERRRRY GOOD for having health concerns… I must admit though that you made me a bit worried, since I’m 49 now. We do have a history of such things in the family, so I better watch out… I think.

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