Thursday, March 23, 2006

Happy Birthday to me!

So... today is my 23rd birthday. I am becoming more and more of an adult. I got bad news in the mail yesterday, my blood work from my test came back and apparently I have high cholesterol. I don't know much about cholesterol and I have never really worried about it, but on my paperwork as I was going through the very long list of numbers that I do not know anything about, was

194...

and beside it was written, close to good and a big fat H for high!

I do not understand how my cholesterol can even be above normal. I am not overweight, I am actually pretty small, I don't salt my food, I don't eat a lot of meat, high cholesterol isn't in my family... I just don't understand. I am a little frustrated if you cannot tell.

Also, missing from my blood work is my latest A1C which is what I really wanted to know. This is a new endo so I am I wondering how everything is going to work with her. So, not only am I worried about my cholesterol, now I am worried about my A1C! Sorry, I just needed to vent a bit.

Maybe the cholesterol reading is all wrong. Now I am off to celebrate my birthday!

2 comments:

Scott K. Johnson said...

Hi Nikki,

Happy B-Day!

How can they not include the A1C result? Isn't that almost the thing you're most interested in?

My cholesterol was high before too. I've been taking Lipitor for some time. No noticeable side effects for me - just another pill to pop. Not sure your doc will suggest that or not, but that's my experience with it.

julia said...

High cholesterol is one of the side effects of having diabetes - it doesn't have to do with your diet. I know of several young children who've had D for years and have high cholesterol. They're on meds for it. Sucks, but there it is.

I'd call the endo's office to get your a1C results. That'd bug me, too.