1. How's your health this week?
It's been fine. Had my second covid shot on Tuesday with zero side effects, so all good!
2. What's the healthiest thing you've done recently?
I lost 46 pounds in weight between October 2020 and April 2021, which I've talked about at length here at my journal over the last few months, so I won't bore everyone by rehashing it all!
3. What do you look for in a doctor?
Someone who sees the person beyond the medical condition.
My GP (General Practitioner here in the UK) is a lady called Doctor Lancashire who has been wih me for the entirety of my menopause journey, and she's awesome. I also have a gynecologist called Mr Beynon, who is very personable and very good at his job. (And very Welsh!) :D
4. What was your most memorable childhood illness?
I was petty robust and I didn't get sick much as a child, but I understand from the family I did have a very bad case of whooping cough when I was eleven months old, and that got pretty touch and go for a while. Well, my Dad doesn't like talking about it - that's how bad it got apparently!
5. What's your most interesting scar and how did you get it?
Ah now, altthough I don't get sick much, injuries - now that's another matter. As I seem to be the most accident prone human being on the face of the planet, I have several small scars and one giant one.
My scars are:
- Scar on my right shin from being kicked by a horse
- Scar on my chin from falling off my bike and faceplanting onto the pavement when I was fifteen - tiny scar on my upper lip from the same accident that also resulted in me now having two crowns because I left two front teeth embedded in the pavement!
- Tiny scars on both my earlobes from having ears pierced when I was about five, and then getting an infection that wouldn't heal so having to have the holes stitched back up! That's why I don't have pierced ears now because of the scar tissue there.
- Scar on the back of my left hand - accident with a pair of scissors
- Not an injury - but still a scar: chickenpox scar on my neck
- And the mother of all scars: my affectionately named 'sharkbite' (below), the remnant of a surgically repaired multiple fracture of my left elbow and humerus. And all because I slipped over a paving slab!!