A Clean Bill of Health


Do you ever get fed up with dwelling on all the bad aspects of your health? Ever fancy hearing some good news? That’s exactly how I was feeling yesterday as I ambled past some health-related stalls that had been set up in the city. A lady leapt out in front of us to offer a ‘free medical’. “No, thanks,” I immediately replied – I know my health is in tatters, what would be the point? But, I couldn’t shake off the feeling that a quick ‘medical’ wouldn’t be such a bad idea. MS aside, perhaps I’m actually a really fit and healthy person, and wouldn’t it be fantastic to hear someone tell me just that?!

So, I plonked myself willingly down on the stall, signed a quick form to consent to the tests, which included the drawing of blood. Fine – let’s do this. At no point did I mention any pre-existing health issues – I wanted to be nice and healthy for a change and I find that it’s always fun to pretend that’s the case. My height was checked, my weight was checked, my BMI was calculated – ‘Normal’, albeit on the low side of normal, but ‘normal’ nonetheless. Do you know how long it has been since someone said I was ‘normal’? I was loving this!

Next up – a prick to my little finger, the drops of blood revealing again that my glucose levels were ‘normal’ (win) and my cholesterol was within a ‘healthy’ range (win win). Patting me on the back I was sent away with “a clean bill of health”. I could have skipped all the way home had it not been for those pesky wobbles that have a habit of getting in the way.

5 thoughts on “A Clean Bill of Health

  1. Always great to have something positive to celebrate. Cue wine and chocolate!


  2. I did the same thing two years ago. I said yes to a free health check at work and a part from my bmi being slightly overweight I was ‘normal’ in everything else. I still hold onto that fact when my crohns is playing up or my MS is making me wobbly and tired


  3. Karen McTaggart July 21, 2019 — 3:44 pm

    Glad you got good results from the screening, never mind the pesky MS 🙂


  4. I hear you, A friend said of one of my videos that I ‘look totally normal’. It’s so weird that after a life of avoiding such a thing, its now a nice thing to hear.

    Cause it means “the rest of your health is in order” – which helps us MS sufferers enormously.

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  5. MS so often just overwhelms all other health issues – even a cold affects us out of all proportion ! I always find it hard to fill out those questionnaires that ask if you’re generally healthy or well – of course apart from this MS. I’m not ill, just not working right!


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