Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Not on the DL, Sadly

I just got my blood work back from my physical. Sad. My cholesterol went WAY up. Last time I had it checked, about 3 years ago, it was a nice, shiny, happy 182 or so. But now? Yikes. 262. That's not a number I'm proud of.... so I've got my work cut out for me. I'll have to go back for follow-up blood work in 3-6 months, and I've got to get that number down.

Dad's very interested in hearing all my stats now, cuz he wants to make sure I don't have the same experiences he had. Even though my cholesterol was high, I'm happy to report to him that my triglycerides are good, my blood glucose is normal, and that my HDL - the good cholesterol - is actually really good. It's just that my bad cholesterol is really bad. :-(

So, I shall soldier on, trying to live an increasingly fat-free life....


Mandy said...

Oh, I understand high cholesterol woes. Keith and I are attempting to get his numbers down at present so we'll see how it goes. I hope that meds aren't in our future, but they could be. In any case, you have my sympathy, and I'll be happy to offer tips from a friend who got hers down from 299 to 149!

Stef said...

Wow! A 150 point drop? That is quite an accomplishment. Yes, send on the tips!