Thursday, April 9, 2009

Apparently, I've been a bad, bad girl.

Hi! I'm Dijea and apparently I have high blood pressure. So my doctor put me on some beta blockers and I'm pumping up the Xanax so I can stay calm because apparently its all stress related. I got a call around 5 and it was his nurse, who says, "You've been a very bad girl."

Now stop for a second. I may or may not have been a very bad girl - but how does she know?

I say "what is it?" knowing that it is related to the blood work he took.

"Your cholesterol is high"


"Yes, high. Its 218."

A big sigh of relief comes out of my mouth. "That is not high."

Well, at least not for me. My high is 247 - my low is 149. Shoot, my husband has me beat by at least 30-40 points. I never did let her get out what my bad cholesterol was nor did I ask her if anything else came out bad. I guess I'll have to call back. He wanted to put me on Lipitor. I am anti-medicine. The fact that I am actually taking three pills a day. I'm suppose to be taking 4 according to the doctor, but there is NO way I'm taking 3 Xanax a day. I'd be a walking Zombie with high blood pressure.

I told her NO and to give me 30 days to get it lowered and if he still felt that I needed to go on it, I would without argument. So apparently I am going to be eating steel cut oats for breakfast, fruit for lunch and Cheerios for dinner. And apparently I'll be exercising a million hours a day. If anyone has any other ideas, I will gladly accept them. I don't eat fish - or anything that lives in water - so don't go there. I won't do it. I don't care what anyone says. I will probably go vegetarian - or next to no meat. UGH! I love my eggs in the AM and cheese, my beloved cheese.

I am warning you I will probably be a big giant you-know-what for the next month. I would avoid me if at all possible or bring me cuddly furry things or wine or maybe a nice candle. Viggo would be nice too. Hopefully the hubby won't mind. I bet two weeks into this extravaganza he will probably try getting in touch with Viggo himself. (OK, slight fantasy there but I need something with this grim outlook).


phairhead said...

awwwww. i feel for you. i was the super bland diet when I had my gall bladder out last year.

cheerios and almonds are yr friends.

Julie said...

I had my cholesterol checked when I gave blood recently and for the first time EVER it was below 200 (173 in fact). I'm hoping it's my morning oatmeal and not the no candy for Lent thing.

Princess of Everything (and then some) said...


Isn't cinnamon supposed to be good for getting it down?

Better with a Bow said...

How strong are you Xanax?
You know some cholesterol is just in your dna. What ever happened to that book of meditating or relaxing or changing your thoughts you had? I thought it sounded