Wednesday, June 10, 2009

When The Dr. Says "However"

First, it's really nothing horrible, it was just a bit disconcerting. Instead of just mailing all of my blood work results to me, I received a call from the Dr.'s office. Unusual. So that, of course, made me start wondering, what does this mean? I returned the call, assuming it was going to be a warning about my higher reading on the liver panel....since the last reading was slightly higher than it should have been. Not so. The nurse started out telling me my blood pressure was wonderful, my cholesterol was terrific, potassium great, etc. blood sugar is a trifle higher than they would like. Nothing terribly worrisome, but a bit over what they'd like to see. They will send me a new diet along with my written test results. THEN, I asked about my liver panel. "Absolutely great" was the nurse's reply. Down a whopping 51 points from last time!! Not wanting to give away my concern, I asked why the big change? I was told it could have been the change in cholesterol meds I began just before the last blood test, it could have just been an anomaly. An anomaly??? What if THIS current reading is the anomaly, I asked myself? To hell with it, I'm having a drink to celebrate!!! That's that. So now, I just wait for the results and my new diet to appear in my mail box.

As for this new diet, I can't imagine it's going to be lots and lots different than what we are already trying to do, but I'll be interested to see it. I'm still thinking of the resveratrol (sp?) as a "Fountain of Youth" supplement. I keep hearing and reading about people using it and swearing they are getting results with better skin and better energy, just plain better everything. What could it hurt? Of course, this morning I'm reading the paper and an article strikes my fancy. An entire page on the "extras" we might be getting in our vitamins, mineral and other over the counter supplements. Apparently, the oversight on these things isn't as stringent as on prescription drugs, and all may not be as it seems. Ye Gods!!!! When will this all end? Is there nothing out there that is actually 100% good for us?

After proclaiming my new found proficiency at downloading pictures. I have failed at the attempt once again. I had the picture of my bike ride this morning, 37.45 min., and also a lovely shot of my tomatoes growing upside down. I was all set to brag about my tomatoes still being alive, since I am well known for my "black thumb". The plants have teeny tiny tomatoes on them, even.....and they've been alive since I planted them in early May. In the top planter, I have wonderful looking peppers and strawberries, but at this point, you'll have to take my word for it. It's back to the drawing board for me and the picture upload/download thing. I just hate being this stupid, but I'm told admitting you have a problem is half the battle.


  1. I just saw my tiny tomatoes yesterday for the first time. I can't even believe it. I have a black thumb too but all this rain we've had this year must be helping!!

  2. well, congrats on the liver panel results. 51 points is a lot. That's an awfully big number to be an anomaly.

    Your tomatoes, peppers and strawberries sound lovely!

  3. I'll take your word for it!
    Yah on the liver numbers :)
    And hubby had slightly high sugar and the diet they gave him was ubber stupid! So i just put him on eating the same way as i do and the the past 2 years his sugar levels have been awesome!!

  4. Congrats on all the good news V!! It's not an have been taking better care of yourself and now you are getting results!

    As far as I can tell the only thing that is 100% good for us is blueberries, asparagus, pineapple, almonds, kale, you know...that kind of stuff...and stoopid exercise.

  5. Curious blood sugar results - great on the liver ones though!

    regarding the plants: I don't believe anything without photographic evidence, lol!

  6. We worry about the same things! :) The anomaly may be the sugar reading. I've had that one happen. I retested fine. Craziness.

    I'm sure you'll be able to figure out the download/upload thing, because you are FAR from stupid. I can't wait to see photos of these tomatoes!

  7. Great results! Congrats! Was that a fasting blood test? (Just wondering why they're not retesting.)

    And I will join you in the black thumb club. Although you sound like you're defecting over to the green side. Can't wait to see the pictures!

  8. Sounds like lots of good news. I always sweat the "anomalies" and find out later it was nothing.

    Thanks to you I now have tomato envy.


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