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Cholesterol, out of normal range, triglycerides, kill
Cholesterol, out of normal range, triglycerides, kill...words you might not want to hear from your doctor. But they are words I heard from the cardiologist today, just over six months since quadruple bypass surgery. Before you add me to your prayer list, though, there's more to the story. It was all good news. My cholesterol and triglycerides are out of the normal range, but they are below normal. My lipids have always been good, but they are now even better, thanks to medicines and an improved diet. And that "KILL" word came in the following context, "Most of my patients would kill to have your numbers." Then he told me that I could wait a year before I come back to see him. Just keep taking my medicines, keep doing at least 150 minutes of cardio exercise per week, keep losing weight, keep the blood sugar in check...keep reminding yourself that you are still, and always will be, a heart patient. "Call and make an appointment any time in the next year, if anything changes. Otherwise, I'll see you next year." So, in a way, I'm kind of in this by myself, because I am in charge of my ... more
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