I return to see my GP, and it looks as though he is about to tell me some bad news. Sure enough, my observation is correct.
He does another blood pressure test, examines my body mass, and then reads me the results of my tests. I find out that:
1. My blood pressure is sky high. It is border lining extreme hyper tension
2. My cholesterol is dangerously high, especially the Triglycerides. They are like 8 times the normal levels
3. My fasted glucose levels are lower than on my previous two tests, but still very high
He then tells me that my Diabetes is contributing to these other problems, which is contributing to my other ongoing health problems. He strongly suggests that I undergo a Health Plan, which I volunteer to do, mainly because I am sick to death of being sick.
Now I understand the nature of the beast, I have decided that I need to address my health issues once and for all. Next stop is an appointment with the Chronic Disease Nurse to help me develop a tailored Health Plan.
Although I have moved over 25km away, I still visit my old GP in Frankston. My Doctor is collectively a part of Beach Street Family Medicine. If you are a resident of Frankston, I highly recommend them.
I think the reason why I continue to go to this practice is because the Doctors have a comprehensive medical history of me, and to date, they have done me no harm, other than removing half an ingrown toe nail. They could have simply not done anything and left me in pain, so I am grateful for their intervention.
Anyway… on this day, I visited my GP, and was complaining about chronic and severe head aches, constant use of cold & flue remedies…etc… which is causing concentration issues. I also have repeated issues with sinus infection issues, resulting in several courses of antibiotics over the past year. Even he agrees that this cannot continue.
He checks my blood pressure (and tells me it is way up), orders some tests for a pathologist, and asks me to return once the pathology results are known. So the let the medical tests begin.