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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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    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!


    1503 days ago
    You will be fine. I know that that one piece of candy will not hurt. haha
    1512 days ago
    I try to get copy of lab report..I hope you feel better soon and take it easy too.....
    1537 days ago
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    1543 days ago
    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,
    1555 days ago
  • SUSIE505
    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.
    1556 days ago
    Just read this blog. My only other comment is what is your family history? Sometimes cholesterol numbers are genetic. Hang in there.
    1574 days ago
    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
    1650 days ago
  • KLONG8
    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....
    1686 days ago
    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
    1711 days ago
  • DR1939
    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.
    1732 days ago
  • ROCKMAN6797
    That is rather odd, you might ask for a copy of the lab report and see just how "high" your numbers are....
    1734 days ago
    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.
    1734 days ago
    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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    1734 days ago
    Sorry to hear your news, but the test might not be accurate considering how healthy your lifestyle is. It's disappointing, I know.
    1734 days ago
    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!
    1734 days ago
    So sorry you received disappointing news. Hopefully this is just temporary and you can get off the meds very soon.

    You are amazing!

    1734 days ago
    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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    1735 days ago
  • ROCKLAND2010
    We are here to support you.
    1735 days ago
    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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    1735 days ago
    Keep on keeping on!
    1735 days ago
    Good Luck!
    1735 days ago
    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
    1735 days ago
  • CAROL494
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    1735 days ago
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