I'm new to the team, and new to High Bad Cholesterol. I've had High Blood pressure for years, being treated with Hydroclorthizide (25 mg/day) and Lisinopryl (20 mg/day). Last month was the first time that I had high BAD Cholestrol with an overall count of 193. My Dr.'s nurse said to "watch" my diet and then have the Cholesterol studies repeated in six months.
I am Carolyn, single, 62 years old and a nurse. I am from the States but I have lived and worked in Africa since 1977. I teach in a Nursing School and I also do Hospital bookkeeping.
I would really like to avoid having to take medicine for Cholesterol since I'm already on lots of medicines for various other problems. Now I really need to make changes in my lifestyle and quit avoiding those changes.
I'll participate in the team as I can but I'm also quite busy with work and on other teams.
On the 2013 FALL 5% Challenge
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