Not at all happy. I saw my family doctor last Friday and heard back yesterday about some of my bloodwork.
I lose 20% of my body weight and my cholesterol went from 6.4 to 8.1 (sorry my US Pals, I don't know the measurement you use). Just know it was high and is now very very high to the point that I will now have to go on drugs to lower it.
My BP didn't go down at all and we have now doubled my blood pressure meds to see if we can lower it. And that is after losing 20% of my fat.
I see my doc on May 16th (he's on vacation for the next three weeks). I'm hoping that my other results are better and normal. Liver enzymes, blood sugars, B12, Thyroid. Of course I googled all sorts of things and found out I have a 8% chance of dying in the next ten years. Yup all those medical sites have these calculators to figure out risk. That means that out of 100 people with the same risks as me (high cholesterol, high BP), 8 of those people will be dead from heart disease in the next 10 years.
I know being in menopause may be one cause. Hereditary another. Losing more weight might help a bit by reducing the weight I carry around my gut. I also want to see if my thyroid is normal as high cholesterol is something that shows up in hypothyroidism. I have so much work still to do. No more sitting on my laurels and just accepting this weight. And I will also get off my bum and get walking.
So I asked for another re-fill to get me back to my green spot, because losing another 20 pounds is no longer an option but a necessity. I'm waiting for the clinic to call me back after Easter to discuss. I had a 0.5 cc unfill in early March and last week got a refill of 0.2 cc. I asked for another 0.2 cc so will see.
The only thing that makes me feel better is that I may have been in even worse shape if I hadn't lost the weight. But seriously, just call me...