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Welcome to the twilight zone...


Thursday, August 14, 2008


Sometimes you just have to take the bad with the good. I went to my old doctor today for a check up so he could tell me how my new Cholesterol/Triglycerides medicine (Simcor) was working after 3 months...the results of my blood work from last week. The first thing he said to me was, Helen did you fast for this blood test? Well duh...of course I did since that was the instructions and have always been his instructions, even written right at the top of the lab slip. I hadn't eaten for fifteen hours before this test although I did have a small drink of water about half an hour before the test...just a sip and he had said that was ok.
So my cholesterol count was great, probably the best it has been since I was a child lol. It was an amazing 125!!! WOOHOO!!! or so I thought. He wasn't done with me yet. He wanted me to explain how and why my triglycerides had risen. I forgot and left my PhD somewhere..medical license...hmmmm...missing due to a senior moment I guess. They are back up over 500. He had no explanation and I am sure I have no clue...especially since I am down to eating next to nothing or so it seems. So he says that it must be my mom's fault, a genetic or hereditary issue. (What happened to my dad in this picture???) Great explanation...so do I worry about it? Evidently I can't change it but I will keep trying. Maybe if I walk a little more...can't do much more with my diet...
I feel rather like I am in a twilight zone movie...they always have the strangest endings..well beginnings too.
I do have more blessings that I can count though. According to his scales I am down 10 pounds, my cholesterol is way down, my lungs are clear and my heart is stronger and healthier than a horse! He upped the dosage on the triglycerides medicine from 20/100 mg to 20/1000 mg to be checked again in three months. The sun is shining here after a very light rain, McKenzie and I are going to her memaw's birthday party this evening and she gets to go to Seneca, WV to see her daddy tonight. All in all today is another great blessing day in my life. God has indeed been very good to me. Praise him.
Hugs,
Helen
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GRANDMANANCY 8/15/2008 9:44AM

    HELEN !!!!! Good news my dear.... and I just happened to be looking on the sparkamerica minutes to see what my standing was and discovered that you are way up there in PA so I do not think it is exercise. My DH takes lovaza a 1 gram pill of omega -3 every day per dr. orders. actually he takes 4 of them to lower his triglycerides. It has worked for him.. Your sense of humor had me cracking up in your blog... We are going to pulomologist today for DH so we will see what he says. You always make me smile. You are on very special lady
blessings~
nancy

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JOANN135 8/15/2008 8:36AM

    Wow, Helen! Your cholesterol is like a 20 year old! For some reason I am opposite of you, struggling with cholesterol but triglycerides are about 75. And my dr fusses about cholesterol if it's over 200 but doesn't have 1 word of praise for my triglycerides!

What did he say about your kidneys? I'm still praying for you -
Jo Ann

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MARLA7 8/15/2008 5:10AM

    Helen - Good news at the doctors for you! 10 lbs.? Woo Hoo! Keep up the good work. You are a blessing in my life my friend! ((((((Hugs)))))) Marla

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POLLY20 8/14/2008 8:01PM

    Helen, it's always something & we can't figure it all out.. Sometimes the better that we do the reports arn't that much better..This happens to my Sister Peggy all of the time.. She is a walking time bomb with her Tri.. I am way up as well.. Our Mom was the same way.. She passed away when she was just a year older than I am now.. Now she would have been in a better position as this was 32 year ago.. I have two Aunts that are 95 & 93..My Dad's side has longevity.. Keep walking & moving as much as possible.. I went in the pool tonight & did some great exercises.. I just have to be more consistant.. Start making those Better habits & keeping them.. I'm trying as well.. Love & Hugs Always Polly

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