Yesterday I had my annual blood work done. I wish I had done it before we had been off the diet for a month. We just got back to being committed to the diet so I feel certain my results would have been better two months ago but I’m pretty happy with it.
I was very pleased with my glucose level. In July, 2018, it was 124. Yesterday, it was 84.
Even though my cholesterol was not great and the doctor wants it down more, it was much better than it was last year. Last year, total cholesterol was 256, LDL was 150 and HDL was 57. Yesterday, total cholesterol was 219 (down 37 points!), LDL was 139 and HDL was 51. Triglycerides were high – 268. I have some work to do there. I have to exercise, eat right, lose more weight and go back in three months and have the blood checked again.
The thyroid levels were not so good! In 2018, the TSH was 1.92. Yesterday it was 5.4. She called in an Rx for thyroid meds and that will also be re-checked in three months. Honestly, I think there’s something going on with the thyroid. Three times now, since about 2000, I’ve been told I was hypothyroid and took meds. When I’d go back for another check, the levels had changed enough that they’d either reduce the dosage or take me off it. Three times that has happened. I do have thyroid nodules, have had two thyroid ultrasounds and have another one scheduled in a couple of months. I will see the thyroid doc the same day I have the ultrasound and see what he has to say about all this.
I have some work to do but I think I have a good idea how to get the cholesterol under control without meds. The thyroid – that’s a bit of a mystery but I think I’ll know more after seeing the specialist in September.
I’m pretty happy that the glucose, and cholesterol levels are down — just a bit lower and I’ll be happy. Those triglycerides . . I’ll get those down too.