I went to my doctor for a follow-up on some tests he ran.

He said my cholesterol and triglyceride levels were "horrible". In fact, they were worse than the other 1000+ patients he has :-/

Some of it is genetics. I'd have to eat a pound of lard a day to have levels this high. So, in addition to changing my diet (which is good, since we eat WAY TOO MUCH crap in this house) I've been put on Lipitor. Unfortunately, Lipitor costs $125 with my insurance, so I've put a call into his office to see if he can prescribe me something similar that's less costly.

My thyroid levels are pretty low, so I'm going on a thyroid medicine as well. And Niacin and Vitamin D, too.

The vitamin D is supposed to help with the fibromyalgia, so here's hoping. The Niacin and thyroid medication will not only help with the cholesterol problem, but my energy levels should go up.

I'm a walking pharmacopoeia. And the "tinglies" or flushing that will happen with the Niacin will making me feel as if I'm doing energy work, lol.
beltainelady: (WTF?)
( Jan. 7th, 2009 03:42 pm)
I just a letter from Social Security giving me a temporary password code so I can set up direct deposit, change information, etc.

It says to make sure I've received my notice of benefit payment or first payment before registering this password.

Ummmm...I have received any notice of benefit payment or anything. Am I to assume I've been approved? The website says that a decision has been made and I will be notified by mail.

I wonder if the two letters got crossed, and the approval letter is forthcoming. I can't imagine why I'd get this if I haven't been approved.

Believe me, I will be checking the mail DAILY. Cross your fingers for me, folks...


Oh, and I've officially become a knit freak. I got bored with the Dr. Who scarf (11 feet of garter stitch, holy shit), so I'm taking a break to make something for my friend's daughter. It's still a scarf, but I'll be attempting to cable and have a pretty rainbow colored skein, since I don't know what her favorite color is. Should be interesting, and I now have 2 projects pending.

Nuts.
beltainelady: (Default)
( Aug. 6th, 2008 11:35 am)
I'm gonna start blogging about my daily health, so I can keep tabs on what's happening. I want to have a daily blow-by-blow so when I finish the disability application and get to TX and find new doctors, I can print it all out and show it...I won't remember each day anyway.

It'll be filtered to myself only, unless anyone wants to read it. If you do, let me know and I'll add you, but I don't imagine it's going to be too interesting.

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