A morning at the doctor’s office…part 2

Okay, so I got the rest of my numbers back from my doctor and I am pretty excited. For some reason, though, I didn’t get my 2008 numbers, but I have 2010, 2009 and 2007. Even though my overall cholesterol was still on the high side, it was within the range I am supposed to be. My "good" cholesterol is still high, but I don’t think that’s an issue.

What’s exciting to me is the fact that since 2007, my overall cholesterol has dropped 35 points. Yes, THIRTY-FIVE! That makes me very, very happy!

I also received a bunch of other numbers for such things as my hemoglobin, glucose, sodium, potassium, calcium, total protein and blood urea nitrogen (whatever the heck that is), but I won’t bore you with those numbers.

I included my numbers for total cholesterol, bad cholesterol, good cholesterol and my triglycerides, which I found out are the main constituents of natural fats and oils. If people have high concentrations of triglycerides in their blood, it indicates an elevated risk of stroke. My triglyceride number also dropped by 35 points, which also makes me happy!

So, just is case you have been dying to know, here is a look at my numbers:

April 26, 2010 – Cholesterol (total): 195 – it is supposed to be between 0 and 200
April 22, 2009 – Cholesterol (total): 207
April 9, 2007 – Cholesterol (total): 230

April 26, 2010 – Triglycerides: 108 – it is supposed to between 60 and 150
April 22, 2009 – Triglycerides: 125
April 9, 2007 – Triglycerides: 143

April 26, 2010 – HDL cholesterol (GOOD cholesterol): 63 – it is supposed to be between 40 and 59
April 22, 2009 – HDL cholesterol (GOOD cholesterol): 59
April 9, 2007 – HDL cholesterol (GOOD cholesterol): 77

April 26, 2010 – Calculated LDL (BAD cholesterol): 110 – it is supposed to be between 0 and 130
April 22, 2009 – Calculated LDL (BAD cholesterol): 123
April 9, 2007 – Calculated LDL (BAD cholesterol): 125

I am hoping that by next year, my numbers are even better! One can hope, can’t they?

2 thoughts on “A morning at the doctor’s office…part 2

  1. Congratulations on those great numbers! Isn’t it great when you can see actual measureable improvements in your health due to diet, weight loss, and exercise? These changes we’ve made in our lifestyles have led to healthier lives.

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