Friday, 7 December 2007

Shutting Up The Head-Pigeons

Blood tests all came back more or less fine (again). Liver function fine. My cholesterol is slightly elevated, which is bizarre (but then I hadn't been fasting so...); my blood sugar is slightly lower than it should be, and my white blood cell count is low (but then that always shows as low, and I'm always told it's nothing to worry about). All those things I can attribute to being run-down and stressed, and lack of oatmeal for breakfast. :-)

The results are being sent to me so I will probably post them here, for my own record if nothing else. Not that I will understand them, of course.

So anyway. Yellow but not dying. Time to plan a proper, relaxing holiday I think! Somewhere in the sun. With light.

Last night P and I spent a couple of hours at the Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park. We attempted to ice skate; we went on the big wheel and soared above the London lights, with the wind howling around our pod; P was a big kid and inner-tubed on the fake mountain; and I bounced around in the bungee-dome. Quite feebly I had to have most bounces orchestrated for me by the attendant because I'm too light to make a decent bounce for myself, but it was just soooo much fun. Afterwards, fired up with adrenalin and giggling like loons, we wandered off into Mayfair in search of dinner and ended up in the basement of Fortnum and Mason on Piccadilly, and then home for a relatively early night.

This weekend I have more festive shopping planned, and dinner with friends in Bath in one of my favourite restaurants. Have a good one, everybody.

7 comments:

Christina said...

Good news! I'm glad that everything was okay with those tests.

The Winter Wonderland sounds like a blast!

*ahem*(whisper)My new blog #3:
www.cronish.blogspot.com
I'm trying again. Shhh... :)

Arturo said...

Hi Sara
I'm happy for you that everything is normal. If your white blood cell count is low, would that mean there are more red blood cells than white, therefore the orange color tendency? hehehe. How unscientific I am. Peg D. did say there is a disease of too much ferritin (iron) in one's body and people die from it. Would too much ferritin make a person, well, rusty looking? hehehe. You don't need advice from me. Tuesday is my medical checkup. It takes a week for the doctor to tell me the blood results. I've been taking my supplements, so I don't show up as anemic.
Cheers, Arturo

Arturo said...

Ahem, Christina, I have to change my link to your blog again. I enjoyed your bentoing.
Cheers, Arturo

Sara said...

That link doesn't seem to work, Christina! But glad you are still with us! :-)

Christina said...

How about this one? I like the title better anyway:

www.lifeandfood-mealblog.blogger.com

Christina said...

Dang it all!

http://lifeandfood-mealblog.blogspot.com/

Sara said...

Yay, contact!