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October 21st, 2008 at 09:14 pm

One of my goals for when I retired was to improve my health. I went to the Dr today and had good news/bad news. The good news is my cholesterol is 108 and my triglycerides are 129. Perfect! I was able to get off one of my medicines saving me $20/month.

I've lost 10 lbs since I retired and while my diabetes is still not completely controlled it's the best it's ever been and is obviously improving. I hope to lose about 5 lbs a month and eventually have this area under control.

The bad news is my blood pressure was sky-high, in fact the Dr wouldn't let me leave until we brought it down. I have no idea why it was so high. 190/120 I've been so relaxed since I quit working. I have to go in tomorrow and get it rechecked. She may need to increase the medication. We'll see. One of my main goals is to get off all the medications - hopefully by the end of next year.

It's a good thing I don't have to take one of the medications any more because I got a notice that my COBRA premium is going up in January by 20% - $30/month. Boo hiss....

Finished reading my book Dark Light by Jayne Castle. Sci/Fi Romance. Very good.

1 Responses to “Health news”

  1. Myrtle Says:

    Please report what your next blood pressure is!!! Glad to hear about your other readings! I am hoping to get off my diabetes medicine (Metformin) and also my blood pressure medicine. How did you get your cholesterol and triglycerides down?

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