Archive for January 9, 2008

Some Bad News…

Posted: January 9, 2008 in health

I just got back from my cholesterol screening with some less than encouraging news.  First, I must say that I don’t know if this is any worse or better than the last time I had my cholesterol checked.  I don’t remember what those numbers were as the test was over two years ago.

Whatever I scored last time around, the numbers this go around were disappointing to say the least.  My total cholesterol level was a borderline 193.  To make matters worse my HDL was only 39, and my LDL was up to 142.  The silver lining to this cloud is that my triglycerides were only 57 and my blood glucose was a respectable 75.

Needless to say I am a bit disheartened by this news.  However, I plan on doing everything I can to improve these numbers.  Moreover, I will retest two months from now to check for any improvement in any one (or more) of these areas.  Wish me the best and keep me in your prayers as I try to improve this important indicator of my overall health.