As I mentioned last time I posted, my doctor wrote a prescription for a statin drug because my cholesterol was too high. Even though I told him I wanted to see what a calcium scan first.
Turns out, they’re doing something a bit more involved. Not at this place, but it’s the same basic procedure. Will admit that I’m a bit more nervous about this than I should be, mainly because they are adding things to my blood and giving me drugs in order to do this procedure. That said, if they’re gonna take a look at my heart for calcium, why not check the valves while they’re at it?
Maybe I’m also a little nervous about what I’ll find out. Either way, I’ll know the score and can make a more informed decision about jumping back on the statin train.
On a lark, I decided to log into my health insurance website to make sure I had an up-to-date insurance card, given we changed plans recently. Noticed something important was missing: no Primary Care Physician was chosen. On my current plan, that could have been an annoying, expensive mistake. Which, given what I pay for health insurance—it’s more than the mortgage payment on my first house was—would have made me very angry. Glad I caught it. 😬
Meanwhile, I will have to take it easy tomorrow. No coffee or anything that will get my heart racing.
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