In our postal mail delivery yesterday, I received a report that I feel overjoyed to share.
Last week I had a scheduled visit to the VA clinic that I usually go to. My primary care provider had asked me if I’d agree to get a Carotid Ultrasound – as a routine procedure because I’m almost 60 years old. I told her that it wouldn’t change any of my decisions in the Advanced Directive or Living Will, but that there didn’t seem to be any harm in knowing what it may reveal.
The letter that I got about the results stated the following:
“Mild atherosclerosis with normal flow all velocities bilaterally and no evidence of significant stenosis.
Carotid Ultrasound results were normal no significant carotid artery disease.”
So, it looks like my wife is going to have to put up with my jokes a while longer! LOL!
Perhaps, and I can’t be certain either way, part of the reason for this outcome is that I’ve been mostly a vegetarian since January 1st of this year. I say mostly because living in this area limits the options for eating vegetarian when I travel – even the relatively short distance to the VA clinic. Also, I’m terrible about using supplements – and almost everything I’ve read or watched has said that Vitamin B-12 is impossible to get without eating meat. So, I’m mostly vegetarian, occasionally eating meats to get my B-12 fix.