So last weekend I had a couple of dizzy spells and went to get checked out. I generally get a bit dizzy when I stand up too fast or am out in the sun too long or haven’t eaten recently enough, but this was above and beyond normal for me. I got all light headed walking around a craft store after a big lunch. (I have a side theory that my body was concentrating on digesting so hard that it forgot to keep the regular functions going, but then I was lightheaded randomly both of the next two days too.)
The good news is I am totally healthy. And I have just about the lowest cholesterol he’s ever seen. I know nothing about cholesterol, but he said anything under 100 is considered really good and mine was 59. Go me!
So about the dizziness, apparently some people’s bodies are a little slower recognizing that you stood up and thus contracting and making sure all your blood doesn’t rush away from your head. Luckily my body is not so far down that road that I have to go get tilt table tests and take speed. What should I do? I should eat more salt! (and drink more water) Apparently salt does something to help with blood volume or something. But this is joy to my ears. Now, I’ve never been one to limit my salt intake. You’re crying and reaching for the chocolate ice cream? I’m going for the soft pretzel. (My mom says your body craves what it needs so maybe this explains why I like salt so much.) But to be told by my doctor to make sure not to limit my salt? So awesome. Next time anyone gives me a funny look for all the salt I put on everything I can shrug and say “doctor’s orders.” And you know, I haven’t been eating as much salt lately because I’ve been eating out so much more than usual. So there you go.
Gauntlet #2 is up to the thumbhole. So not worth another picture though. It looks just like this, but on the other hand.