Favorite blood test measurement?

white blood count   0 votes - 0 %
fasting sugar   0 votes - 0 %
after meal sugar (A1c)   0 votes - 0 %
sed rate   1 vote - 14 %
platelets   2 votes - 28 %
iron   0 votes - 0 %
vitamin D   0 votes - 0 %
wipo   3 votes - 42 %
BAC   1 vote - 14 %
PT/INR   0 votes - 0 %
 
7 Total Votes
bp by aphrael (2.00 / 0) #1 Fri Oct 09, 2009 at 12:38:21 PM EST
my bp is slightly high. on the other hand, my non-sick resting pulse is bizarrely (40-50) low.
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Are you Vulcan? by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #6 Fri Oct 09, 2009 at 01:43:31 PM EST
oh wait, they have low bp and a high heart rate.


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Clouds... by wiredog (2.00 / 0) #2 Fri Oct 09, 2009 at 12:49:50 PM EST
Many years ago when I lived in Utah we went out to the observatory to look at a Shoemaker-Levy 9 hitting Jupiter. This being the desert it clouded up and rained. Every night that week. Not constantly, but enough.

Clouds roll away, everyone rushes to the scopes (biggest was a 24" newtonian), observe for 5 to 10 minutes. Clouds roll back in, everyone covers the scopes and goes back inside. For 5 days. Oi.


I get my liver function checked every 6 months since I'm on a statin for cholesterol (also checked every 6 months). Since I'm on a low salt diet my BP is nice and low and since I get plenty of exercise my heartrate is decent, despite my being fat.

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(We can strip mine the rest later.)

I get my liver tested too by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #3 Fri Oct 09, 2009 at 01:00:08 PM EST
I'm not sure of that exact name, and I left the sheets in my car.


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Over here, by ambrosen (2.00 / 0) #8 Fri Oct 09, 2009 at 03:26:38 PM EST
The blood sheets say LFT (Liver Function Tests) . TFT for thyroid.

Still, my favourite's CRP (C reactive protein). Particularly low CRP. I like having a low CRP. And enough Fe and Ca.

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I'm no longer anemic by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #9 Fri Oct 09, 2009 at 03:35:10 PM EST
I guess I was borderline before.

I also like having a low CRP, it's like, feeling normal.


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I've struggled through by ambrosen (2.00 / 0) #10 Fri Oct 09, 2009 at 04:40:20 PM EST
About 21 tablets of Ferrous Fumarate so far, and my bowels are suffering quite badly. On the other hand, my energy levels are great.

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I'm a liver test? by LilFlightTest (2.00 / 0) #14 Sat Oct 10, 2009 at 08:50:23 AM EST
sweet!
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I thought of you when I was writing it by ambrosen (2.00 / 0) #16 Sat Oct 10, 2009 at 09:24:49 AM EST
I would have made a thin film of transistors/thyroid function test joke too, had I not been writing on an OLED screen.

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don't forget by LilFlightTest (2.00 / 0) #18 Mon Oct 12, 2009 at 10:37:55 AM EST
the newest addition to the FlightTest family goes by TFT.
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if de-virgination results in me being able to birth hammerhead sharks, SIGN ME UP!!! --misslake
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wipo by sasquatchan (2.00 / 0) #4 Fri Oct 09, 2009 at 01:22:07 PM EST
the followup after the blow in the stick kind.

PT/INR by clock (2.00 / 0) #5 Fri Oct 09, 2009 at 01:26:35 PM EST
it's my favorite!


I agree with clock entirely --Kellnerin

You need really low blood pressure by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #7 Fri Oct 09, 2009 at 02:29:07 PM EST
so you can just ooze.


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I missed the part by johnny (4.00 / 1) #11 Fri Oct 09, 2009 at 07:47:23 PM EST
about your having been assaulted. Very sorry to hear that. Glad that you're (apparently) well, and I hope you'll forgive me for not going back to the archives to read the account. Assaults too much on my mind lately.

I wish I had the time/patience/$$/motivation/oomph to pursue astronomy. Every time I've gone to an "amateur astronomy night" and looked through somebody else's telescope my mind has been completely blown (as we old guys say). Good for you, and especially for bringing this knowledge to your children.

I'm sorry, I cannot read any more Neal Stephenson. I very much liked Cryptonomicon, even though it made me want to (and actually do) throw it against the wall from time to time. I'm sure he's a fine writer.

However, today comes the news that not only did my and Cheeseburger's "The Pains" not make Theophile's "books read" list, it also didn't make Millman's.

Now of course in my opinion (and I don't care about anybody else's), Stephenson & I write the same shite, only mine is better. But Neal Stephenson is famous & rich while I'm obscure and broke.  NEED I SAY MORE?? FUCK HIM! FUCK HIM IN THE BUTT!

About your bloodwork: First, good, it looks like you're well. Second: On my facebook page the other day I said something about "it's never Lupus".  It was a joke, a propos of something that  I now forget, that referenced the TV show "House" in which Dr. Gregory House who is always wrong until he is ultimately right, says, "it's never Lupus."  This is a big web meme and whole T-shirt industries are built around it.

Of course when I posted that snarky comment to Facebook I wasn't thinking of my cousin Jerry (a facebook friend I hardly know in so-called real life), whose mother, my Aunt Ellen, youngest sister of my mother, died of Lupus at age 33 in 1972 when I was in college & Jerry was about 8 years old.

There were repercussions.

It's all a big gigantic frackin' mystery. All of it. If I ever get to Rochester, I hope you'll show me some planets through your telescope.

She has effectively checked out. She's an un-person of her own making. So it falls to me.--ad hoc (in the hole)

It was more of a wild flail that bent my glasses by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #13 Sat Oct 10, 2009 at 08:39:56 AM EST
from an young autistic man, it didn't hurt me, though it pissed me off, and I will need to get new glasses.



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I don't do a "books read" list by LilFlightTest (2.00 / 0) #15 Sat Oct 10, 2009 at 08:52:17 AM EST
but if i did, The Pains would be on it.
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Now yer talkin'! <nt/> by johnny (2.00 / 0) #17 Sat Oct 10, 2009 at 10:11:18 AM EST


She has effectively checked out. She's an un-person of her own making. So it falls to me.--ad hoc (in the hole)
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WIPO: Urate by Herring (2.00 / 0) #12 Sat Oct 10, 2009 at 02:06:23 AM EST
Well, maybe not favourite, but most frequently taken.

You can't inspire people with facts
- Small Gods

Girl Scouts Cookies by jimgon (2.00 / 0) #19 Tue Oct 13, 2009 at 02:40:02 PM EST
Jeepers, I still have about twenty boxes of the blinking things from last year.   We don't do GS cookies until Winter hereabouts.




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