For years, my husband was the one I was bugging about getting back to the doctor, and having his blood work done. He had high cholesterol years ago then abandoned it. Finally this fall he wasn't traveling and I was able to get him to do this. Now he is on a statin as a result. Fast forward to this week, I finally break down myself and take the script into Quest to have all of my blood work done (I haven't had the cholesterol or glucose done in 5 years when it was totally normal).
I just turned 50 (and have a kid in 6th grade) and now apparently have ridiculous levels of cholesterol and triglycerides My glucose is 109 but that is the highest it has ever been.
I don't eat a lot of animal products and walk about 4 miles a day and am generally healthy other than a few weird things that have been creeping up over the last few years.
I'm very stressed and can't stand hearing "you can control this with exercise and diet" -it makes me feel awful as I have a bit of an eating disorder to begin with and hate being weighed, etc. I work out a ton and am now a nervous wreck about my future. I have to go back for additional testing in 2 weeks. Just looking for any support...thanks for listening. I'm adopted and don't have much to go on here either...
Hello, hoping this group is still active. it looks like awhile since the last post...
It's sad to see there is no one around anymore to support and lean on each other when we need.or on the flip side, have we or you all recovered and are well?