"after hearing what you've told me about your lifestyle, i think maybe a slight diet improvement might lower your cholesterol," my doctor told me this morning. tell me something i don't know, i thought. so my tests came back: there's nothing wrong with me, i just have innate high blood pressure. the electrocardiograms of my heart showed no abnormalities. however, my blood work revealed an escalating level of bad cholesterol. that, coupled with my high blood pressure, makes me at risk for a serious heart disease in the near future. so naturally of course i want to do something to prevent that. i've known for as long as i've lived that i eat pretty poorly. not that i want to go all whole foods now, but it wouldn't hurt to add more vegetables to my diet, or snack on the occasional piece of fruit. i was happy to hear that exercising really wouldn't change my cholesterol level too much - although it's still good to be active, in order to control my hypertension. finally, i asked my doctor about my poison ivy rash (i didn't tell him i wanted to chop of my hands): he told me to keep on using that tube of steroid cream he prescribed a month ago, that would take care of it.
like last thursday, i tried to go see a movie with eliza; like last thursday, that plan fell through again (reason for cancellation: sickness). it was for the best however, as i got to watch a great red sox/mets game, schilling versus glavin in a pitcher's duel (the game that was supposed to happen yesterday between pedro and beckett), and we can finally say, "did you see that catch coco made?!" and not have it be a running joke anymore. full extension, leaping backwards and to the side, completely horizontal catch in the air - tonight coco crisp finally became a red sox player.
that modular house doesn't look so bad now after they build a roof on it yesterday. with a nice coat of paint, no one will ever be the wiser that it arrived on the back of trucks. i think whoever ends up living there should invite the neighborhood for an open house, since we basically had to close down our street tuesday in order to accommodate this construction.