Monday, September 25, 2017
And the results are coming in
In July, at my request, my gyno ordered some blood work for me. At the time, I was trialing my second biologic, which I subsequently failed. Results came in, prompting her nurse to call me to tell me that the MD wanted me to follow up ASAP with my PCP, and discuss starting cholesterol lowing medication. ACK!
I reached out, via e-mail on the patient portal, and my PCP came back telling me to follow a Portfolio diet, and get repeat blood work done just before my Oct physical. Today was the day for my fasting blood work.
July 21, 2017 September 25, 2017
Cholesterol 253 Cholesterol 209
LDL 165 LDL 120
HDL 56 HDL 58
So, I was able to lower my cholesterol by 42 points, my LDL by 45 points.
My triglicerides dropped as well but remain higher than idea. A possible explanation is the consumption of more caloric carbs. They dropped by 9 points.
Between getting the remaining biologics out of my system and following the prescribed diet, I feel it was successful. Not perfect, but a vast improvement. Will discuss next steps with my PCP next week.
Tonight, DS and I are celebrating (DD is away for a few days): beef burgers for supper!