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Let's Dance

With all the doctors' appointments on the horizon my dance card's getting pretty full. Saw Dr. Boisvert, my kidney specialist, yesterday. He's quite happy overall with my recent test results, save my cholesterol (around 5) and my high blood pressure.

He's upped the dosage of my blood pressure medication and prescribed Crestor for the cholesterol. In mid-April he's going to have me do a 24 hour blood pressure monitoring session.

Meanwhile, I'm back to see Dr Granger, my GP next Tuesday, and the following day I have an appointment with endocronoligist Dr Lochman at the Riverside Hospital.

Book: Memoirs by Brian Mulroney

Music: Vagabonds by Gary Louris

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