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Always at the Doctor’s Office

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The majority of the time I have gone outside in 2019 were in order to do two things. I was either going to get groceries, or I was headed for the doctor’s office.

To me, it feels like I’ve needed more trips to the doctor this year than typical. I haven’t had the energy to keep up with writing about it, so I’m just going to put the whole story into this blog post.

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Tonsilitis and Gigantic Antibiotics

Shortly after the 2017 Fall pollen season ended, California went up in flames.  It seemed like the majority of the state was on fire at the same time.  I was fortunate that there were no fires near me, but the smoke from other fires filled the air.

I assumed that the unexpected sore throat I had was due to the fires.  Then, I figured it must be a strange sort of sinus infection.  It turned out to be tonsillitis – something I’ve never had before.

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Low on Vitamin D

This post is about my most recent doctor’s appointment and an update on my health.

I went to my doctor’s office today to follow up on some blood work.  Earlier this year, they discovered that I had a HUGE vitamin D deficiency.  (As in: “normal” is somewhere around 100 or so, and I was at 6.)

Today, I’m somewhere around 80 or so.  Still not great, but better.  This improvement is due to months worth of prescription strength vitamin D (that are so strong they are taken once a week).  The pharmacy gives me 4 of them at a time, and I’ve got 1 left from my current prescription.  My doctor gave me one more refill, and then I switch to over-the-counter- vitamin D.

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