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lab results, burst my bubble

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

I am so very disappointed, I got my lab reports back from the doctor, and I am a mess, he sent me a prescription for my cholesterol, and said in no uncertain terms, that I had to start, I have always balked at the idea, I have to go in next week, and he said to cut out sugar and simple carbohydrates, anyway, if you read what I write, I quit candy, and cut my carbs down to a bit over 100 a day, the middle of June, so I really wonder how high it was before I did that, I had read where sugar feeds a fungus, and I have had a fungal infection in my ear for like 19 months now, and the last ear doctor appointment he said it seems to be much better, well hooray for that but what is the deal? I exercise 3 times a week walk over 10,000 steps daily, and weigh less than the last time I saw him, and my BMI is healthy, think my blood work was messed up, I am quite upset, because I am used to kind of being told how healthy I am, anyway, I go see him next week, so we will see what he thinks, I think I will eat some candy tonight that I have not let me have.

even pre-diabetic, almost never eat beef, lots of fruit, not over weight, I am old, but what the heck, I plan on quite a few healthy years.

  
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IMAVISION 4/10/2014 6:59PM

    I know that I am really late in replying to this blog.

I do wonder if all has smoothed our for you?

I certainly do hope so.

God bless!

Ima


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JOYCECAIN 4/1/2014 6:47AM

    You will be fine. I know that that one piece of candy will not hurt. haha

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ELIZACG9 3/7/2014 11:14AM

    I try to get copy of lab report..I hope you feel better soon and take it easy too.....

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MERRYMARY42 2/17/2014 11:30AM

    Hi Susie and all who have commented and if I did not get back to you, I am sorry
things are definitely much better medically, my cholesterol is under control, I am taking a statin, but low dosage, my blood pressure is maintained, my pre-diabetes is not a problem, blood work is good, so I think that could have been my fungal infection, I still have it, but have not been to the doctor about it since January 28, and go back on the 27 of this month, hoping it is still clean, when I have no infection for about 4 months, I think he will replace my ear drum, and a good portion of my hearing would return, also, I could start back swimming if I wanted to, and put that darn hair dryer away, when my ear gets wet (shower etc) I have to blow it dry, anyway, if I could suddenly discover a way to lose a few pounds, but that is most all of our wish, huh,

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SUSIE505 2/16/2014 5:47PM

    Maybe in time you will be able to get off the Med. But what the others said is
true. Even the skinniest of people have High cholesterol

I say a video about fungus in stomach and we don't even know it is there. But I had almost all the symptom. So, I am going to start on probiotics and see if it helps, maybe that is something you might want to discuss with your doctor.

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WIFE48 1/29/2014 2:04PM

    Just read this blog. My only other comment is what is your family history? Sometimes cholesterol numbers are genetic. Hang in there.

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BARBANNA 11/14/2013 2:14PM

    Thanks for commenting on my DD's illness. I am sure the illness at her school is the Norovirus. It pops it's ugly head several times a year just to keep our immune systems in working order. Hope you are managing your health issues better than when you wrote this last blog. We want to know how you are doing. Please give us and update! emoticon emoticon

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KLONG8 10/9/2013 6:29PM

    Hope things are turning around for you by now. It does seem strange that you've been healthy without these issues and suddenly, boom, you get hit. Hope it was a fluke....

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BARBANNA 9/14/2013 4:44PM

    Hope life is treating you better than your last blog. It's hard to abide by the Golden Rules set by our physicians especially the one's who are also overweight and unfit.
Thanks for your comment on my blog! Have a marvelous weekend! emoticon emoticon

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DR1939 8/24/2013 9:14AM

    I agree with YellowRed about the possible effect of the fungal infection. Infections can cause blood work to be outside the normal limits. They also can be an indication of something else going on. Diabetes is one of those things that often shows up in increased infections, e.g., boils, athletes foot/fungal infection. If your physician does not send you home with a readout of your lab work, ask for it and ask to have the implications explained to you. You have the right to have those numbers. As to taking the medications, recent research has shown that people taking a variety of medications are having fewer symptoms of other illnesses. Statins for cholesterol are one of these as well as metformin for diabetes. If you are testing as pre-diabetic it may be that your blood sugar is fluctuating throughout the day. The HbA1c is an average over the last month to 6 weeks. However, when your blood glucose reaches over 150 at any point doing the day you are probably experiencing some damage. My cardiologist, who did a residency at the leading diabetes clinic and whom I trust with my life, says that at that point your blood is coating every organ with sugar. It's a rather simplistic way of saying it, but it is accurate. Perhaps you can ask him for a prescription for a blood glucose meter and strips and several days per week check your blood glucose levels several times a day to see if this is occurring. If your insurance won't cover it, it might be worthwhile to buy one at a big-box store. They have no name brands that will work just fine.

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ROCKMAN6797 8/22/2013 10:12AM

    That is rather odd, you might ask for a copy of the lab report and see just how "high" your numbers are....

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MYSTERYROSE74 8/22/2013 9:50AM

    Did your doctor tell you how high your numbers were? It could be due to your ear. Sometimes our bodies are just wonky. If you're doubting the results, have them draw more blood. Seems like you're doing everything right.

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YELLOW09RED 8/22/2013 9:31AM

    I am wondering if it has to do with your ear for the 19 months. WoW! That's a long time. I'm emoticon emoticon

I also wonder if the fruits you are eating may be higher in sugar.
I eat 3-4 servings a day, bananas, blueberries, strawberries, apples.
I will keep you in my thoughts for your visit with the doctor next week.
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SLIMMERJESSE 8/22/2013 9:05AM

    Sorry to hear your news, but the test might not be accurate considering how healthy your lifestyle is. It's disappointing, I know.

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LORILEEPAGE 8/22/2013 9:01AM

    Was it a fasting blood test? If not, what you may have eaten within 12 hours of the test can skew the results.

I hope it was something as simple as that!

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KELLIEBEAN 8/22/2013 8:15AM

    So sorry you received disappointing news. Hopefully this is just temporary and you can get off the meds very soon.

You are amazing!


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MARLINDA5 8/21/2013 11:29PM

    Sometimes we have to take medication we don't want to in order to assist us - I feel the same as you - I changed my diet and had been exercising but the level is better so I have to step up my workouts.

Hopefully the doctor will check it and you won't have to take the medication. Continue to do what you are doing regardless of what happens - need to stay healthy and feel good.

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ROCKLAND2010 8/21/2013 8:36PM

    We are here to support you.
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SUNSHINEYOURWAY 8/21/2013 7:42PM

    Mary, I am so sorry to hear. I know you have done so good with your fitness and food tracking. I am anxious to here what the doctor recommends as far as dietary changes.
I hope there is a way of controlling this for you so you don't have to take medications.
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LAWANDMUSIC 8/21/2013 7:09PM

    Keep on keeping on!

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RAPUNZEL53 8/21/2013 7:06PM

  Good Luck!

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BARBANNA 8/21/2013 7:06PM

    Good luck, it's very disturbing to find out such bad news. I am really sorry for this surprise. Glad you were already exercising. I hope there is some mistake. If not you can use my diet strategy. Last year Aug 22, when I became serious about my weight I gave up crackers, bread, potatoes (which I had almost quit eating anyway), all noodles, rice, all starchy foods of any kind. I haven't eaten sweets like cake, pie or pastries in over 25 years. I eat fruits, vegetables galore and lots of fish, chicken and nuts. I am not diabetic and never have been but I am sure my diet is part of the reason.

You can do this if necessary. I am a big baby and have habits that I never thought I would overcome but all my support on SP from people like you has made it possible. Hope you can make the transition. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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kicking up my workouts

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

I am kicking up my workouts by logging everything I eat, and staying away from sugar, small amounts of fruit and no bread emoticon
and of course walking 15 or 20 minutes more a day and spark videos, today pilates

  
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CREATIVEHEART5 4/18/2014 9:00AM

    Good Job pushing yourself a bit more every week.
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HLISPAP 8/5/2013 8:47PM

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You go girl!

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BARBANNA 7/26/2013 11:28AM

    Hope all is working well for you! Thanks for your comment on my blog!

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BIGLITTLEWOMAN 7/9/2013 10:43PM

    You sound pretty motivated today. Good for you, stay focused and you'll have a streak before you know it.


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STEVEN_D 7/9/2013 9:20PM

    Yea! me too, good for you!

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JAMBABY0 7/9/2013 9:11PM

    Good for you

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my nemesis Candy

Saturday, June 22, 2013

I thought I could handle some candy last week, well, I bought myself some red vines,, if it is sweet and chewy, I love it, anyway, I have eaten 3 servings a day since I bought them, finally gave them to a friend who has a bit more will power than I do, I had decided to take a month off completely starting in July, well, I am going to start today, oh I also had to give away a full bag of gold fish, I can't stop on salty either,
so really, I know the problem, just not the remedy.
any thoughts?

  
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KLONG8 8/1/2013 6:54PM

    I have the same struggle. The salty/sweet cravings. So far I haven't even pretended that I'm going to stop it. I just keep most of it out of the house and try to keep my snacking under control. It sounds like you are doing that pretty nicely yourself. But it is frustrating.

One of my SP friends says that she just went cold turkey, stopped buying the stuff, and now she doesn't crave it at all. I'm just not there yet.....

Good luck to you!

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EMAVERICK 7/5/2013 8:43AM

    yes, it is easier to resist something that isn' t handy. the snack machines at work are a problem for me. I have to get into the habit of not using the machine for even the healthy stuff it has to resist.

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MARLINDA5 6/23/2013 2:00PM

    I try not to buy the sweets but if I crave them and buy them I make sure I buy a small bag or box. Otherwise I try not to buy them at all - I look at them at the store & put them back.

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DR1939 6/23/2013 9:30AM

    I made some Brownies to take to a party but we had storms and the party got cancelled. Guess who ate the Brownies!

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SUNSET09 6/23/2013 7:08AM

  I've thing you're doing great as everything in moderation. The fact that you only ate 3 servings at a time deserves kudos! You've found a solution and it's all in hoe committed can you be or wanna be?!?! Sometimes, when I feel guilty, I'll do enough to cover it in my exercises. Be mindful that too much salt causes swelling. Purchase the smaller size bags or the 100 calorie snacks.Waste not, want not! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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STEVEN_D 6/22/2013 9:25PM

    surely those thing dont have any calories, right?

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saying no to dessert

Thursday, June 13, 2013

It is so very hard to go out for lunch with my friends, because they all try to persuade me to eat dessert, and actually I go with my menu in mind, and stick to it for the most part, I usaully just say, well I am not very hungry and I do not want to take my left over home to my DH, he does not need the extra calories either.

  
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XENA1956 6/21/2013 10:43PM

    Great job! I use to belong to a Red Hat group, but all they ever did was go places to eat. I got real tired of Tea Houses. I wanted to do some fun things like bowling, mini golf, easy nature hikes. The group eventually broke up because everyone was tired of doing the same thing and we all wanted to watch our diets. xo Teri

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MARLINDA5 6/15/2013 7:50PM

    emoticon You are so good about not having the sweets - good for you for being strong :)

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GBSLIM 6/14/2013 9:57AM

    Sounds to me as if your "friends" have an issue not you. You should enjoy yourself and be proud knowing that you are doing what's right for YOUR health. Tell them the truth. You don't eat desert and you'd appreciate if they wouldn't insist that you do. Kudos for sticking to your guns!

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MYSTERYROSE74 6/14/2013 8:15AM

    I wouldn't say it's a "downer" at all! If everyone wants dessert, and you feel left out, try ordering a cup of coffee (if you like coffee that is). Otherwise, just say you're too full, but go ahead and enjoy themselves. I've been to lunches and dinners before, and not everyone orders a dessert. Don't feel pressured. Great job on saying no Mary!

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SUSANBEAMON 6/14/2013 12:56AM

  since they want dessert, isn't there some way you can manage your menu with dessert as part of it? seems like a downer at the end of the social event.

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JO88BAKO 6/13/2013 10:34PM

    It's really hard when you don't have help from others. ou did a great job!Y

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my main objective

Monday, June 10, 2013

is to of course lose weight, but I want to increase my muscle mass, be stronger and fitter because it is eventually going to be up to mainly me, to take care of myself and my DH, and so I know I have to be healthier to attain and stay at my goals

  
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MARLINDA5 6/15/2013 7:50PM

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LORILEEPAGE 6/11/2013 4:52PM

    Sounds like a great plan

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BROOKLYN_BORN 6/11/2013 12:37PM

    You're absolutely right!

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FEMISLIM 6/11/2013 1:22AM

    Great!

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KAB7801 6/10/2013 10:47PM

    You got that right! And you will be the one to enjoy that also and if you want to share it , it's up to you!
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