Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Cholesterol Update

Today my mother and I headed up to The University of Chicago for our check-up visits. Last time we both saw the Cardiologist was back in March.

I have great news!!!!

When I saw the doctor in March my total cholesterol was 202. After four months of Vytorin, (at the lowest dosage) total cholesterol today was 146. Ninety-five mg down from my November results whic was 241. Today my LDL (bad cholesterol) was 73. In March 139.

Oh yeah, oh yeah, oh yeah!!! Thank you God!!!

I asked the doctor where the champagne was to celebrate. Then I told him I was going to eat a Big Mac for lunch. All jokes aside, amazingly enough, we were impressed. Due to that genetic factor-lipoprotein(a)- diet & exercise simply is not enough. However, my family assumed the gene was inherited from my mother...but we found out today that she does not carry it! Could it be my father? More than likely. Could it have skipped a generation? Possibly, however the doctor thinks my father is carrying it. So, guess who is next to see the best Cardiologist of lipid profiles at U of C? Yep, my dad.

~flygirl~

16 comments:

Hliza said...

I'm happy for you! I am having the same problem too and it's genetic. Haven't done anything about it though..

Sicilian said...

Fly girl. . . another thing we have in common. . . my # is 246. . . diet and exercise doesn't touch it. . . my mother is the only one who doesn't have high cholesteral. . . guess who started this. . . my kids. . . both right now at 18 and 22 are boderline high. . .
I haven't started drugs. . . still trying to avoid it. . . we'll see how long I can
Good for you and your great numbers.
Ciao

Tiffanie said...

Oh yeah, Oh yeah (doing skip around the room dance with you)

;-)

Tab said...

That is important stuff Flygirl..
I am glad you shared with us:)
Good news..keep up the good healthy living for both you and your little man.

Sue said...

That's great news!

Diego said...

Hi there, I guess if you were to try some of my coffee you'll get rid of the caffeine as well, if you have not done so yet...lol......Good shot on your medical report.....keep it up....D

Diego said...

Thanks for the suggestion....Sounds pretty sound...

LZ Blogger said...

That is just SUPER! Thanks for sharing! How did the LDL do? Hopefully it went up (that's the GOOD stuff)! ~ jb///

DayByDay4-2Day said...

I recently had to lower mine also.
Glad to hear yours is down.

Bar Bar A said...

Great News!!! Good for you for being on top of your health!!! Glad the meds are doing their job.

SJ said...

Thats great!

Frema said...

Congratulations! Hopefully excercising at the Y and eating better will allow me to get the same kind of good news in a few months.

sirreene said...

Wow, that is really terrific.

Sambo V. said...

I am SOOOOO sorry I have been such a bad reader! I haven't been on the computer much at all, and then we had a nasty virus on the computer.

Anywho, I am SOOOOOOOOOOOO happy to hear about your cholesterol lowering. That's awesome, keep it up girl! ;)

Thomas said...

I can start commenting again now that that infernal test is over, Butterflygirl.

Hannelie said...

Flygirl thats great that you got the count down.
Whow, and I thought sometimes my problems are big!
Just again, thank full for each day!