Wednesday, September 12, 2012
(Crossposted from FB because I'm lazy.)
Doctor's appt. went quite well--she was pleased with my numbers. Fasting insulin down 12 points (back into normal range--no longer pre-diabetic!), LDL dropped 20 points to 76, Triglycerides dropped 40+ points to 125, and total cholesterol dropped 30 points to 141. Best news of all: lipid particle number dropped 300 points! Now I'm just "borderline high" instead of in the "high" range. Next blood draw is in December--hoping it'll be even lower by then, since I should be cleared to exercise (cardio) tomorrow by the orthopedist. As it is, my doctor signed off on my going to Rex for swimming.
Oh yeah, she took me completely off the blood pressure med. *happy dance*
However, I did have a low-grade fever in her office from the pesky sinus infection that refuses to go away, so she gave me an antibiotic. At least I can function this week...sinus infections are easier to deal with than blood pressure med issues. :P
Feeling pretty good about my bloodwork turnaround. Now I know that the strict vegetarian/nearly vegan thing is definitely working, and in positive ways, for me. Proof is in the numbers. :)