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In the dumps

Thursday, April 04, 2013

Some days are really good, some days are tough. I guess that's just life.

Today I feel pretty low. I've got an appointment with the doctor this afternoon to explore the reasons for my cholesterol spike. I've never experience ANY problem with high LDL level before in my life - I've always tested on the excellent side.. But a blood test during an insurance physical two weeks ago put my level up at 7.43 (normal is 3.9-5.7). I've done some reading and there was a study Dec 2009 showing a direct correlation to a spike in high LDL levels at menopause, which can lead to heart disease later in life. I know it's not what I'm eating - and I have the food journal to prove it! I'd like to do another blood test and then if there is really a problem I'll talk to the doc about an LDL lowering statin. I have NO interest in hormone-replacement therapy due to its own risks...

Overall...feeling fat, feeling ugly, needing a good haircut, missing my sisters, wishing I lived with a less difficult man, wondering if I'll ever find the right dress for my presentation at a conference end of month, annoyed with a client who seems to be avoiding me, wondering why my LDL levels rose....and, well, just trying to pull myself out of the dumps today.

I think I need a good workout before I go any further...
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    Hope that you feel better today. We all have days like that and it is nice to have a place to vent. I get down some times also and perhaps more often then I should. This "Autumn of My Life" stuff is a very trying time between all the fun symptoms of that and life in general.

    Hang in there. emoticon
    2236 days ago
    Oh my dear! Can I ever relate!! I have been down in the dumps myself lately, and although I have slightly different details, it sounds like we're taking pages from the same book!
    Hang in there...
    Good luck with the cholesterol test (could the first one have been a mistake??)
    Get a good haircut (I finally did and it HELPED!)
    The right dress will come to you - just believe it and it will find you!
    As for the less difficult man, well, honey, don't we all wish for that sometimes???
    Here's the best I could do on that front!!
    2236 days ago
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