12 October 2011

My Lab Results

I got my lab results last night and went to see my doctor again for a reading. My cholesterol is high but my blood sugar is normal. However, I can't believe my uric level is so high. It's not even just above the meridian. It's high!

So, that could be the reason why my ankles ache in the morning before I get up. Although, my ankles don't swell, I do feel pain there and on my knees. I thought, the pain was brought about by the 2.7 km walk I did so I didn't give much thought.

Well, I may go vegan for a while. I have no idea how it will go and how my taste buds will receive the new idea and food group. I don't have a problem taking red meat and some seafood out of my eating equation but  not eat my favorite wheat breads and oatmeal cookies? That's just plain torture!

I am barely on my 40s and yet I have these conditions normally felt by middle-aged people. The doctor advised me to really lose weight and strict diet on low purines because purines found on most food I love to eat are one of the culprits of my rising uric acid. 

I just wonder why I was predisposition to have these kinds of conditions. I don't smoke. I don't drink. I get my 8 hours of sleep. I eat healthy foods and not much of a meat eater. I exercise and I try my best to think of positive thoughts. And yet, I still have these conditions which can affect my heart if I don't do something about them. I am really bummed right now.

Anyway, no use crying over spilled milk. I just have to follow my doctor's advise to the letter. I may experience some withdrawal symptoms while I wean away from breads and other delicious food I love to eat. Let this be a warning... Grumpy alert!

3 comments :

  1. Hmmm...it's really a wonder how some people- with all their vices- are still healthy as a horse. I hope you get better. So, do you need to take medication? or do you just have to cut down on the yummy stuff?

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  2. Ay naku sis, I'm puzzled too! I have friends who drink alcohol and beer like a fish and yet, they don't have these conditions I have.

    Unfortunately, I need to take meds AND cut back on the yummy treats I so love.

    I just threw my first hissy fit yesterday when I prepared cut fruits for breakfast and salad lunch. I want to be healthy but I don't think I can go vegan sis. Both the spirit and flesh are weak :(

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  3. i should really get myself examined one of these days. i have constant headaches again.

    we need to lose weight and eat right, ria. di na tayo bata. i might start exercising again next week.

    take care....

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