I have reached an age where the NHS wants to check-up on me.
This is the opposite of what the DoT want to do with my old cars which is to abandon the MoT test for them.
So the Health Service wants to check if I am still roadworthy but the Transport Department reckons I am mature enough to do a health check on my old cars myself.
Went for my check-up in June and came back with the following figures:-
- Weight - 68Kg
- BMI 23.8
- BP - 105/69
- Bad cholesterol - 6.1, good cholesterol 2
- Waist 80
Long chat with doc about significance of the statistics that the machine produced from this information. Apparently I have a 1 in 5 chance (20%) of dying from a heart attack in the next 10 years. A reduction in cholesterol level by 1 point would only change this to a 1 in 6 chance (17%).
We agreed that the major factors were age, time and inherited genetic - some things no medicine or treatment can do anything about. So, agreed NFA.
That I had nearly been killed on a zebra crossing walking to the surgery rather put this into perspective.
Better than medicine - continue with the exercise.
Maybe time for me to seek a new benchmark?
Why won't blogger let me load pictures anymore? Because it only works in Chrome.
"A falcon, towerging in her pride of place,
Was by a mousing owl hawked at and killed" Macbeth, Shakespeare