Thursday, January 1, 2009

A New Year

First, I want to wish everyone a Happy New Year. I hope that everyone's 2009 is better than 2008.

I've been absent for a few weeks. I recently received some medical news that put me into a funk. I'm coming out of it now. I'll know more about the situation in about 6 weeks.

In just under 3 months, I'll be having to get my Vitamin D levels rechecked. Normal levels are 25-30. I'm at 9. I'm currently taking 50000 units of Vitamin D once a week for 12 weeks. They will then check my levels and see where it is.

Other than the Vitamin D issue and the other issue my physical came out pretty good. I do need to lower my total cholesterol as I'm at the very top of normal. I also need to bring my HDL (good) up some and bring the LDL (bad) down although my levels are not horrible.

I have a family history on both sides with high blood pressure but my reading in the office was 110/80. Granted, I rarely cook with salt and try not to eat high amounts of sodium.

Diabetes also runs on both sides of my family especially my mother's. My fasting blood sugar though was 82.

All other tests came out fine. My weight is high but I knew that going in. We did get a Wii as a family gift from Shawn's parents. We then got the Wii Fit. I've been doing my best to do 20-30 minutes on the Wii Fit total for the day.


Gail said...

Erin! I am very happy you updated your blog,and let us know how you're doing. Your VitD levels are astounding,I hope the therapy works for you.I take 1000 units a day.
I miss you,I wish I could support you better,and here's to hoping and praying you get better news when you go for your follow-up{{{{{{{{{{{{Erin}}}}}}}}}}}}}

TronWife said...

I hope things go well and that you get a good/better report in the 6 weeks time. Enjoy the Wii-ds and my friend's dd do yoga a few times a week on it!

Swansong said...

(((Erin))) Wow that is a big number off there for the vit D I hope that 6 weeks brings better news!