The last two days have been fraught with peril for me, in the medical sense. I feel as though I’m dodging a bullet.

I went to a routine follow up appointment with my family doctor on Monday and happened to mention I had a sore toe. No big deal, right? But, since I was there I might as well have him look at it and save everyone some time and worry.

As it turns out, my usually jovial M.D. becomes dead serious, ushers me to his β€˜sit down’ office and calls his Vascular doctor-buddy to set an appointment for the next morning. No ifs, ands or buts about it.

Apparently, a sore, bluish-hued toe that’s cold to the touch is a bad thing in the scheme of things. It’s can be an indicator that either a tiny blood clot or tiny cholesterol clot has broken off in a vessel and traveled down to the toe and clogged a capillary. Here’s the really bad part: if it had been in a location where it could have moved upward toward my brain instead of downward toward my foot, I would have had a stroke instead of a sore toe.

Some may say in this situation, they had dodged a bullet. I, however, feel as though this is a long process to come as I found out through a very thorough vascular exam that I have a lot of work to do.

Diet

Exercise

Medication

Mindset

You name, I need to get on it…so, mustering as much serenity as possible, I am indeed dodging a bullet as we speak today…

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