Iron Kristin

I’ve always loved Robert Downey, Jr.  Who doesn’t? The guy is hot!

He’s gone from Less than Zero to multi-multi-multi-million-dollar superhero.  So I’m secretly hoping he’ll charge up his Iron Man costume and swoop into my house any moment now … and hold my hand.

You see, I’ve really been on top of my health care appointments lately.  I started off 2010 with a streak of appointments one after another, every week.  It felt really good to keep crossing them off the list, even though some are repeating tasks that keep me visiting the same doctor for what feels like the same appointment over and over again, like I’m caught in a time loop (LOST, anyone?!?).

What I didn’t count on:  my new THIRTY DAY badge of honor, my own personal Tony Stark-inspired heart monitor.  Iron KristinHow is a girl supposed to wind the wires in and out of a blouse, then hook the event monitor onto her clothes, all the while looking stylish and professional?

One of these appointments was a visit to the cardiologist to investigate skipping and racing heartbeats (no, these are not courtesy of my boyfriend).  I’ve had this problem before and it was caused by medications, or so “they” thought — but that was in the pre-lupus era, so I figured I’d better check things out.

What I didn’t count on:  my new THIRTY DAY badge of honor, my own personal Tony Stark-inspired heart monitor.  How is a girl supposed to wind the wires in and out of a blouse, then hook the event monitor onto her clothes, all the while looking stylish and professional?

This is a challenge I will dutifully take on for the next month.  For my doctor.  For all of you.  And for Iron Man, my new Sensei.

P.S. – It doesn’t help my flagging motivation that Iron Man 2 isn’t due in theaters until May 7.

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