Today I had my follow-up doctor's appointment to discuss the results of my pre-Christmas bloodwork, with mixed results.
I have lost 6 more pounds since the last appointment (about 3.5 weeks ago) - YAY! "Good girl," says Dr. Desai.
My glucose level is perfectly normal - YAY! Let me eat cake!
My blood pressure is up, several degrees higher than optimal - BOO HISS! "We must discuss this further," says Dr. Desai.
My liver and kidney functions are, according to Dr. Desai, "just perfect" - YAY! All that water drinking and subsequent time in the ladies' room are paying off.
My overall cholesterol is way down, well under the "normal" cutoff - YAY!
My good cholesterol is way down, well under the "normal" cutoff - YAY!
My bad cholesterol is way down, well under the "normal" cutoff - YAY!
My triglycerides are more than twice the normal reading - YAY! I shall master The Force! When can I go to the Dagobah system?!? "No," frowns Dr. Desai. "That's midichlorians. High triglycerides are BAD. Here, have a brochure. You will not go to the Dagobah system; you will stay here and take fish oil. They do not have fish oil on Dagobah."
BOO HISS TO ELEVENTY!
But what about my midichlorians? "It is not a bad count," says Dr. Desai. "I am not displeased with it. But I wouldn't go bar-hopping in Mos Eisley with stolen droids until you've been on 1,000 mg of bota for at least a month. I'll see you at the end of February and we'll re-test."