Friday, February 9, 2018

And I Say, "Doctor!" / Y Digo, "¡Doctor!"

La versión español está después de la versión inglés.

WE HAD OUR first appointments early Wednesday with our new doctor (click here for why). We liked him. Well, San Geraldo "sorta" liked him. Lab results were fine for us both. I need to go back in for more scans of my hips (the one I had the first time wasn't what was needed!).

Two doctors told San Geraldo a couple of years ago that he needs to walk for pleasure ("an oxymoron," says San Geraldo) a half hour a day. He has not. Our new doctor told him he needs to walk an hour a day. "That's what you get," says I. He also recommended (for us both) cutting down on saturated fats, simple sugars, yada yada yada.

It's been two entire days and San Geraldo has been very well behaved — except for the one-hour walks. Well, maybe there was a hiccup or two. We were in Marbella at a shopping mall Wednesday afternoon. San Geraldo stopped for a cup of coffee. I wanted nothing but water because my Invisalign braces were in my mouth and I'd have to remove them to eat or drink anything. The barista liked San Geraldo (of course) and gave him a free ice cream. He gave it to me. I gave it back. The braces. He was so disappointed to have to eat it himself. Such sacrifice!

Then our neighbors who are here a few months of the year brought us a box of chocolates. A really good box of chocolates. If it weren't for my braces, the entire box would be gone.

TUVIMOS NUESTRAS PRIMERAS citas el miércoles por la mañana con nuestro nuevo médico (haz clic aquí). Nos gustó. Los resultados de laboratorio estuvieron bien para nos dos. Necesito volver para más escaneos de mis caderas (¡la que tuve la primera vez no era lo que necesitaba!).

Dos médicos le dijeron a San Geraldo hace unos años que necesita caminar por placer ("un oxímoron", dice San Geraldo) media hora al día. El no ha. Nuestro nuevo médico le dijo que necesita caminar una hora al día. "Eso es lo que obtienes", dice yo. También recomendó (para nos dos) reducir las grasas saturadas, azúcares simples, yada yada yada.

Han pasado dos días completos y San Geraldo se ha portado muy bien, excepto por los paseos de una hora. Bueno, tal vez hubo un contratiempo o dos. Estábamos en Marbella en un centro comercial el miércoles por la tarde. San Geraldo se detuvo para tomar un café. Yo no quería nada más que agua porque mis brackets Invisalign estaban en la boca y debía quitarlos para comer o beber algo. A la barista le gustó San Geraldo (por supuesto) y le dio un helado gratis. Él me lo dio. Lo devolví. Los brackets. Él estaba muy triste porque tuvo que comer el helado él mismo. ¡Que sacrificio!

Entonces nuestros vecinos que están aquí algunos meses del año nos trajeron una caja de chocolates. Una muy buena caja de chocolates. Si no fuera por mis brackets, la caja completa se habría ido.




SAN GERALDO'S SALMON AT MESÓN SALVADOR.
EL SALMON DE SAN GERALDO EN MESÓN SALVADOR.
ALEJANDRO'S REACTION WHEN SAN GERALDO DIDN'T ORDER RIBS.
LA REACCIÓN DE ALEJANDRO CUANDO SAN GERALDO NO PEDIÓ COSTILLAS.
MY COD WITH ROSEMARY.
MI BACALAO CON ROMERO.

18 comments:

  1. oh the salmon...and the chocolates...and that cutie pie SG!

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    1. anne marie:
      I don't know which is more delicious. Well, yes I do!

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  2. The last time I saw my doctor I was moaning that despite spending 30 minutes on the treadmill or elliptical machine five or six times a week, I had only lost a few pounds in 6 months, she said keep moving and FORGET about your weight. Moving is more important that the number. If I want to lose weight, I need to eat better (and I know that.) .

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    1. Travel:
      The recommendations weren't for weight loss but for general health. I like your doctor! Anyway, I don't need to lose weight and Jerry, like you, knows full well how to do it. But you're cardio work should be an inspiration to Jerry (SHOULD BE)!

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  3. Wow, the food at Mesón Salvador... it always looks so wonderful!

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    1. Judy:
      It is SO good. And the hugs we receive when we arrive and the friendship and service make everything taste even better. We've been regulars at some very wonderful places over the years but nothing compares to Mesón Salvador.

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  4. SG! What a sacrifice! I can hear Carlos saying, "Oh,sorry, I guess I'll eat the free ice cream!"

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    1. Bob:
      Jerry actually asked "Should I throw it out?" I wonder what he would have said/done had I said, "Yes."

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  5. Poor, poor, extremely huggable, SG! I feel for him. My balder half keeps telling me that walking from the computer, to the t.v. to the kitchen isn't exercise. I ignore him.

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    1. Debra:
      The doctor simply gave us boilerplate healthy living instructions. And he didn't tell me to walk an hour every day because I already do, which is maybe where Jerry's hour came from. I just got back from a brisk hour-long walk on the beach. Jerry is having a siesta.

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  7. Great to hear both lab results were good.
    Now to get Jerry to go with you on your walks.....there must be some 'bribe' you can use.
    Seems like a lot to cut back on all at once. Why not pick one of those 'food groups' at a time for a few months and see how it goes? We stopped desserts....actual prepared desserts.....back in August and we are OK. It's surprising all the sugar we get in other foods throughout the day. Good luck!

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    1. Jim:
      What am I a glutton for punishment? I tried in the past to drag Jerry on a walk with me. He spent much of the time whining. He has actually cut out (it's been more than 2 months) most fried foods including his weakness, chips (aka French fries). He'll get there. We WILL go to the gym together.

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  8. I love my sweets and would be hard pressed to give them up. Fortunately I have excellent blood sugar and triglyceride levels and pretty good LDL (at least for now). Over the years I have cut back on fats and all red meat. The (sad) day may come when I have to limit simple sugar intake, but that is one of my motivations for staying active - it is easier for me do something good for myself rather to stop doing something bad! Glad you and SG like (sorta) the new doc.

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    1. Wilma:
      I'm not giving up anything completely -- except for the stuff I already gave up that caused my reflux for 30 years. Small amounts and within reason. Maybe after-dinner desserts once or twice a week... or when they look REALLY good... or when it's somebody's birthday... or a special occasion.

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    1. Spo:
      I know! You wouldn't believe what they say about psychiatrists!

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