Happy Birthday to my niece Anna! And happy belated birthday to my niece Rachel! I used to remember to send cards. I haven’t done that in a long time 🙁
I went to the doctor for a physical on Friday. It’s been years since I did that. It felt good to get back on schedule with check-ups. I told the doctor I was trying to stay out of the sun to keep from getting cancer, and he did a body check of my moles. He took a couple of pictures. I’m supposed to come back in six months for a comparison.
I also had some blood tests done. I was mostly curious about my cholesterol levels. They have been creeping higher as I get older. From the memory archive on May 25, 2012:
According to my last entry about it in Bradaptation two years ago, my total cholesterol was 199 and the LDL was 144. This most recent test says 231/164. The doctor suggested some supplement things I could try. Flax seemed to help when I first started it. Maybe I’ll give some of these other things a try.
My numbers this time? Total cholesterol: 184. LDL: 105. The numbers are lower! I’m so surprised! I haven’t been eating flax for several years now. I stopped for some reason, and didn’t get back to it. I also haven’t been super-conscious about my diet. I mean, a lot of high-cholesterol foods are also acid triggers for my stomach, so I stay away from them. Other than that, I just sort of eat what I crave.
I guess whatever I’m doing is ok. Or maybe somebody is sneaking cholesterol medicine into my water…