Saturday, March 28, 2009

Who'd have thunk it?

You know, you go through life with certain beliefs about yourself and your health based on your percetion of yourself. I am a 'healthy' (code word for thick) woman and I, therefore, thought that I would have a 'healthy' cholesterol level and possibly a 'healthy' baseline bloodsugar to go along with it.

I had some bloodwork drawn and went home to await the results. My doctors office called me to tell me that they wanted me to start taking Fish Oil supplements twice a day because my cholesterol was "TOO LOW"!!!! I could not believe it!! How could a 'healthy' woman such as myself have LOW cholesterol?

So I decided to start keeping an eye on my bloodsugars since she didn't say anything about that (and both my father and my maternal grandfather have diabetes). I've not had a reading over 118!!!! Can you believe that?? If anything, I tend to run a little low (about 80 - 90) My blood pressure runs about 130/80 which is a tad bit more than the average of 120/70 but otherwise, I am a fairly healthy individual with a little extra baggage!!

Who'd have thunk it?!?

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