Posts Tagged: cholesterol

No need to get all physical

Welp, it’s that time of year again. The obsessing. The imagination running wild. It’s all about to come true. Or not. Either way, there’s no need to get all physical about it. That’s someone else’s job, actually. Now that I’m in my declining years (bell curve it, peeps), I faithfully go for my annual checkup with… Read more »

Bloody good report

“Give it to me straight, doc, will I live?” Apparently so. The final tests are back and not only do I have blood, but a lot of it is good. There’s rarely any excitement or mystery going in for my annual checkup except my blood work. Those are numbers I eagerly await with hope and… Read more »

Say cheese!

Okay, let’s dispense with the doom and gloom and talk about one of my favorite things – cheese! In fact, cheese is my number 2 favorite food, right behind bacon. Mmmm, bacon. You want to give me the perfect birthday present, forget the cake and just give me a grilled cheese sandwich with crisp bacon… Read more »

Time to hit those New Year’s resolutions

Excellent. My holiday season is over, so while you have to deal with Thanksgiving (my sister’s job) and Christmas (no kids and my nieces are both grown), I can get a head start on my New Year’s resolutions. Nothing so grand, just regular stuff. Let’s break it down into 4 big categories: Home is where… Read more »

Sugar, sugar

Well now that’s just perplexing. As with many things in life, the results of my blood test were a mixture of good and bad news. I was pleased to see continued improvement of my overall cholesterol levels. The number is still in the borderline area, but is markedly down from two years ago and keeps… Read more »

Tough noogies, it’s Mallomar season

Amidst all the preparation and decorating for Halloween, it’s also time for my not-so-coincidental batch of doctor visits. With a two and a half month hole punched out of the year from my Great North American Baseball Road Trip, it became necessary to bundle all those appointments close together. I am blessed with great fortune… Read more »

Lesser of two evils?

A couple of years ago, I had my first physical in some time and got a pretty positive report card.  A little high in the cholesterol, a touch above on triglycerides and an otherwise solid result. As a result, I cut out my beloved Coca-Cola (usually a two-liter per week) and finally cut back on… Read more »