My Precious

I am one of the lucky ones. I have health insurance and I am not ill. I am not going bankrupt because I am sick. I am not stressed out about paying doctor bills. Most days, I take this for granted.

I rarely have to go to the doctor, but in the last two months I have made it a goal to get fully checked out just to get a picture of my overall health.

The following visits have been crossed off the list:

  • Dentist (complete with x-rays)
  • OB/GYN (ugh)
  • Dermatologist (skin cancer screening)
  • Doctor (physical and blood tests)

Turns out that everything is healthy from head to toe. I even got a special call-out on my blood test results congratulating me on by fabulous cholesterol levels! Who would have thought? So, yay! I can keep on keeping on—wait, what’s THIS?!! I have weird freakishly high liver enzyme levels? The doc is concerned?!? Wants more tests done?! WHAT? This kind of thing doesn’t happen to me. What if I have a serious liver problem? This is where my mind spun out of control with hepatitis theories, other what ifs, and transplant scenarios. Gah!

Luckily, the new tests came back today and it turns out that my liver is normal after all. I ran around the house like a kid hopped up on pixie sticks when I found out that I am still healthy. Even though nothing was actually wrong with me, I promise never to take my health for granted again. (Theory: Lifting weights caused all this ruckus with the enzymes.)

Love your liver! This is my friend, Joe Davis. He likes to dress as Liver Man and show up at marathons and hockey games to encourage people to love their livers. Doesn't he look loveable?

Love your liver! This is my friend, Joe Davis. He likes to dress as the Liver Man and then shows up at marathons and hockey games to encourage people to love their livers. Doesn't he look lovable? Click the image to learn more about liver love.

It may seem wrong to post a link to the American Liver Foundation followed by a wine collage. Yeah, probably. But I was thrilled to have some wine to celebrate my liver victory. This rioja is our new favorite.

It may seem wrong to post a link to the American Liver Foundation followed by a wine collage. Yeah, maybe. But I was thrilled to have some wine to celebrate my liver victory. This rioja is my new favorite.

Everything about today was pretty awesome. Besides getting the clean bill of health, I had the day off. And it was sunny. This means that a nap on the porch floor with Porpus was mandatory. Justin’s job search for next year is going really well. He has great things to report everyday. Exciting times.

AND, it was our 3rd wedding anniversary! It seems like we just got married yesterday, but I feel like I have been with Justin for a million years. Not the kind of years where you are staring at the clock every two minutes to see when class will get out—but the kind where you have lost all sense of time because you are really caught up in something. You forget that clocks exist at all. Maybe that is why I am always running late to everything? I love where we have been and love where we are going together. I could write a lot of other mushy things, but I feel like I have done that quite a bit lately. Let’s just talk about jewelry instead.

Yes, that says "1903" on the interior of the band. It is the date of Justin's Great Great Grandpa's wedding. Next to it is inscribed JNB 9-03-06 (our wedding day). I love how old this ring is. I love the rose gold color. I love that Justin felt weird when I took it off his finger for the photoshoot.

Yes, that says "March 27, 1903" on the interior of the band. It is the date of Justin's Great Great Grandpa's wedding. Also inscribed in the band is "JNB 9-03-06" (our wedding day). I love how old this ring is. I love the rose gold color. I love that Justin felt weird when I took it off his finger for the photoshoot.

Mine nests inside perfectly.

Mine nests inside perfectly. My precious.

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3 responses to “My Precious

  1. That’s so great that Justin’s ring was his great, great grandfather. I had no idea.

    Thanks for the ALF love. Joe will be honored Liverman made an appearance!

  2. I still have and wear my Liver Man shirt weekly, and still get compliments pretty much everytime I wear it. Mostly from women at the grocery store, thanks Liver MAn!!

  3. Happy anniversary!

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