Aug 17, 2009

Update & Pictures

Roger and I had some portraits taken in June by our friend Amy Melsa. She is a great photographer. You can check out the pictures by clicking on the photo to the left or on the Flickr link to the right of our blog.

I received the results of my labs from my doctor last week. If you remember from a post a week ago I mentioned that my last cholesterol tests showed I was border line but my doctor told me it wasn't my LDL that was bad, but my HDL that was too low. So the results of my most recent labs were better. Last time my LDL was 146 and it is now 127. LDL is the lousy number and you want it low, preferably lower than 120. So I'm getting better there.

HDL is the happy number and you want it high. My HDL was 36 last time and it is now 49. It increased which is good but they would like to see it in the 60-70's. So before I start trying supplements to increase the HDL number I am going to try increasing my fish/seafood consumption and using products that have more omega 3 fatty acids and less transfats like Smart Balance spreadable butter and Smart Balance peanut butter. I will schedule another lab test in 3-4 months. I have to return in a few weeks for a follow-up pap smear since mine showed abnormal cells. But they tested for high risk HPV cancer cells and that returned negative. I have had positive paps before and am not worried about it. It's usually nothing with a follow-up.

And last but not least, Roger and I linked our blog to our Facebook accounts a few months ago. So when ever one of us blogs, it shows up in our Facebook Notes. Unfortunately, it doesn't show who posted the note as our blog does. It has confused people lately with news of my grandmother's health and some thinking Roger went to the doctor for an annual woman visit. To keep everything clear we have decided we should sign our posts.

So that's all for now,
Holly
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