Okay, I'm just going to say it - SHIT.
Shit. Shit. Shit.
I went in for lab work last week, feeling good, feeling healthy - thinking, "Okay, this should be simple enough."
Got a call this morning that made my lunch almost come up... well.. not really.. but...
My LDL is high.
You know, the bad cholesterol? The stuff that can cause heart attacks? It needs to be below 100 and it is at 178.
My good cholesterol is not bad. My overall score is not terrible.. but man oh man... this one is a dozy.
The Blood Pressure, for the past 3 months, has been really good. (Hmm.. got a divorce - pressure returns to normal. Coincidence? I think not.) They even checked me for diabetes - my numbers were excellent. It's that damned bad stuff.
AND.. they want to start me on a statin.
Seriously? I turn 40 and end up on a freaking statin?
I go back in 3 months for more blood work. My idea is to take the meds, get back in the gym, and I JUST rejoined Weight Watchers. I did it about this time last year and lost 22 pounds. I have kept that amount off - give or take 5 pounds from time to time. Now it's time to take it to the next level. I need to drop about 20 or so MORE.. and let's see if I can get off these freaking meds.
Look... it's all my fault. I've been eating anything and everything I want. I basically quit going to the gym... and then I go in for blood work.
I have no one to blame but myself.
This time, I'm pissed.
BP - I've dealt with for so long, it almost feels like a losing battle. But this - this was not invited.
My challenge to all of you - don't just get your basic screenings, go get the lipid breakdown and see where you are. I challenge all of you.
I will let you know the progress from time to time. For now.. the battle is on. Grrrr....