Started my health examinations…

Run from the mean Russian Women!

This Monday Sunday I go back to be picked upon… (Then next week round three will happen.)

But the basics are…

Long term 3 month blood sugar is 4.7 mmol/l and or 85 mg/dl. Kinda low, but very very good for this diabetic….I work at my diabetes 24 hours a day, 365 days a year… It shows!

I do not have HIV… (Had four tests since coming to Russia. Russians are very good about testing for HIV and very aware of the issue…)
I have a node on my thyroid gland…
My cholesterol is low….(I keep to a diet!)
I do not have any blood markers showing cancer of any type…
In fact my numbers are better than a few years ago. 😉

Stage 1. Laboratory research: (This is done)

1 Complete blood count ✅
2 Biochemical blood test ✅
3 Lipid profile (high and low density cholesterol) ✅
4 Glycated hemoglobin ✅
5 Coagulogram + D-dimer ✅
6 TSH thyroid stimulating hormone ✅
7 T4 free – thyroxine free thyroid ✅
8 Testosterone ✅
9 PSA common – tumor marker of the prostate gland ✅
10 PSA free – tumor marker of the prostate gland ✅
11 Complex HIV, syphilis, hepatitis B and C ✅
12 General urine analysis ✅

Extra done early from round two: thyroid ultrasound ✅, abdominal ultrasound ✅, ultrasound of the urinary system ✅.

Now I have to get ready for round two…

Stage 2 Diagnostic examination:

13 MRI of the pelvic organs (Round two)
14 echocardiography (ultrasound of the heart) (Round two)
15 ECG with transcript (Round two)
16 abdominal ultrasound (Done already in round one) ✅
17 thyroid ultrasound (Done already in round one) ✅
18 ultrasound of the urinary system (Done already in round one) ✅
19 Gastroscopy under sedation (in medication sleep) (Round three)
20 Colonoscopy under sedation (in medication sleep) (Round three)

Not as fun of a round of tests and then Round Three which is really not fun: (Probably a week after this Mondays tests.)

Then consultation time with the doctors…

21 Consultation cardiologist
22 Consultation urologist
23 Consultations of a gastroenterologist, endocrinologist, rheumatologist, and neurologist are also included.
24 Consultation therapist

So far just two issues that I see: One a node on my Thyroid and we will have to retest for sugar in my urine. Something not right with the urine test…

Oh! Remember that diabetes can be controlled. Never gotten rid of, but controlled. Eat right, exercise, take you medicine and test your blood sugar: I mean test it all the time…


A survivor of six heart attacks and a brain tumor, a grumpy bear of a man, whom has declared Russia as his new and wonderful home. His wife is a true Russian Sweet Pea of a girl and she puts up with this bear of a guy and keeps him in line. Thank God for my Sweet Pea and Russia.