Image of a Siberian Huskie

 

This was not a very productive week for my writing. I had so many personal issues happening, I had to deal with them.

I am Sicilian. However, I’m a vegetarian. I eat eggs and fish, but no meat. My mother was very upset with me as I grew up because I wasn’t a big eater. I’m only 4″ 11″ and wear a size one. After my scare with SVT which has been corrected by surgery, I exercise two hours a day, six days a week. I power walk, do Pilates and weights.

So why is it that I have high cholesterol? One of my blood tests fifteen years ago, registered me as high and right away, the doctor put me on Statins. I have never felt so horrible in my life. I couldn’t remember things, repeated myself over and over. At the time, my husband traveled 90% and I was on my own. I tried different statins when I complained to the doctor and they all had the same results to me. I got scared and stopped taking them. I’ve tried all the alternative medicine and avoided future blood tests.

A year ago, I had a Wellness exam offered for free from my employer. I took it and yes, my cholesterol was high, but my good cholesterol out did my bad. The doctor said not to worry about it, I was doing everything right.

Fast forward to last Monday with my new doctor. I had to have another blood test but she saw the results of my last one and disagreed with the doctor’s decision. She wants to put me on a Statin. I explained to her that I didn’t want to but she countered that I would have a stroke within the next couple of years with that reading.

I told her that it’s not fair. I’m doing everything the medical community has advised by eating fresh fruits and veggies. I’m not overweight and I exercise. I feel so frustrated. And the blood test and exam was Monday but I have yet to see the results. When I called on Thursday, I was told that the lab work from Monday has not been received. My previous doctor had the results in my Health Chart the very same day. Time for a new doctor!

And my meeting with a potential husky puppy is still in limbo so hopefully, I will get to meet him.

This week, I promise to finish and name my second book and move on to my next project. I will be positive!