Sunday, July 04, 2010

Why I need crumble

You know the feeling: you stand up too quickly and get light-headed. Well, I'm like that every time I stand up, quickly or otherwise. I put it down to lack of food so I thought I had better have a little bit of the rhubarb and raspberry (both from our garden!) crumble that I made this evening. With an even littler bit of raspberry ripple ice cream. Mmmmmmmmmmmm.

Husband says I should go and get my cholesterol and blood pressure checked. Just because he read an article on the BBC website saying poor people have shorter life expectancy thanwealthier. (And they spent money researching that?)

One of the reasons is that 'middle class' people go to the doctor more and kick up a fuss and generally take better care of their health. Hence his suggestion that I go. 'They'll ask you why you want your cholesterol checked,' he said.
'Because my husband says so?'
'Because it hasn't been for a long time.'

I suspect that this will involve having a needle stuck in me. Now I come to think of it, last time I did have my cholesterol checked, I fainted.

It always amazes me how much fuss people in hospitals kick up if you faint. Honestly, you'd think they'd never seen anyone faint before. Some of us take it all in our stride.


Anne in Oxfordshire said...

I go light headed tooo, and I hate to say it but your husband is right.. go and get checked out.. I was not feeling well one day a few months ago, couldn't quite pinpoint what was wrong, went to the docs, "what can I do for you" not sure as I cannot tell you what is wrong .. but I also said can you check my blood pressure... mine is LOW.. especially for my age, normally a good thing but can cause problems if there is something underlying causing it. BTW my cholesterol is fine, so is my liver, kidneys, diabetes.. etc etc ..

Liz said...

I will do, anne. I think the nurse can do both so I'll book to see her. Good to hear you're fit and healthy! Always reassuring.

sally in norfolk said...

I also go light headed and like Anne says its down to having low ish blood pressure.

I made rhubarb crumble yesterday with rhubarb from my garden and I had a huge helping with ice cream a delish treat :-)

Gledwood said...

Having a needle stuck in you can make you feel dizzy. Especially when it's a needle full of heroin. Ask your prison friends next time you're inside!

You're a woman after my own heart, Liz. It's gotta be ice cream with crumble. Not custard (a distant, vulgar 2nd) and certainly not that dairy pus socalled "single cream" glorified milk some people use as an excuse for a topping.

Wishing you a schönes Wochenende!

Leslie: said...

I've had needles stuck in me so many times, it's just one of those things. If you look closely at the inside crook of my right arm, you can actually see tiny little white marks from where the neeles went in. Now an IV is something else - to be avoided at most costs. :(