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Les    Posted 09-09-2003 at 14:23:41       [Reply]  [No Email]
When I visited the VA clinic, they drew some blood for testing. Blood count, kidney function, sugar and liver function all okay.
Total cholesterol = 126, triglycerides = 98, HDL = 39, LDL = 67. PSA test was 0.53.
Not bad for a fat 56 year old farm boy.

KellyGa    Posted 09-10-2003 at 09:49:07       [Reply]  [No Email]
Glad to hear it, keep on keeping on. I myself am a walking pharmacy. :) Nah, not really not too bad. :)

Ron,Ar    Posted 09-09-2003 at 18:36:16       [Reply]  [No Email]
Ya better get that HDL up some, they want lots of the good kind and Les (he he) of the bad kind.

STEVEN H    Posted 09-09-2003 at 14:38:06       [Reply]  [No Email]
yup, and to think there are folks that frown on eating hay dust and silage dust!;-)
that is not to shabby i think that i would score higer than you cuase i eat chicken almost dayly.

toolman    Posted 09-09-2003 at 18:21:31       [Reply]  [No Email]
they saw fiber is good for ya steven, course the dust goota have enough rougheage in it to chew heh heh

I'll score....    Posted 09-09-2003 at 14:39:45       [Reply]  [No Email]
higher than both of you.... Krispy Kremes Forever!!! :^)

Les...ROFL    Posted 09-09-2003 at 15:29:33       [Reply]  [No Email]
Never had a Krispy Kreme. Stop pretty reg'lar at the double D, though.

Wm. from NC    Posted 09-10-2003 at 02:28:26       [Reply]  [No Email]
Never had Krispy Kreme !!!! You poor, poor soul. My hometown is in SC, and my wife can tell you where ANYTHING is, in relation to Krispy Kreme. Any part of town is so many miles from Krispy Kreme. They really are good, but don't count on your blood numbers staying down, if you imbibe. We don't have a Krispy Kreme in our town, in NC
(Thank goodness). We would probably have them for breakfast, lunch and dinner, if we did.

deadcarp    Posted 09-09-2003 at 16:00:17       [Reply]  [No Email]
it's not like you have to leave home les :)

Les    Posted 09-09-2003 at 16:37:43       [Reply]  [No Email]
According to my wife, I'm one of those who thinks food is supposed to magically appear in front of me with little or no effort on my part. She's right.

Cindi    Posted 09-09-2003 at 17:51:38       [Reply]  [No Email]
Good for you Les. You must be doing something right. I would be terrified to learn how I scored on all those tests. I am the proverbial ostrich, head buried firmly six to eight inches deep.

Charles(Mo)    Posted 09-09-2003 at 18:12:11       [Reply]  [No Email]
I would like to know what you would score on a PSA test. lol

Great marks Les!


Okay I'll bite    Posted 09-09-2003 at 19:28:43       [Reply]  [No Email]
What's a PSA test? It sounds familiar but I can't find it in my mental files. Cindi

Les    Posted 09-09-2003 at 19:55:29       [Reply]  [No Email]
Prostate Specific Antigen. I hope yours is zero.

Charles(Mo)    Posted 09-09-2003 at 19:34:48       [Reply]  [No Email]
It is a test for the Prostate(sp).

Sorry Cindi, I couldn't resist.

PSA is.....    Posted 09-09-2003 at 19:33:08       [Reply]  [No Email]
Parental Syndrome Aptitude.... :^)

Les    Posted 09-09-2003 at 18:03:38       [Reply]  [No Email]
I think the only thing I done right was to choose the right parents. Pretty hard to take credit for any of that. Sharon had cholesterol over 300 afore ever she started taking medicine for it. We been eating the same stuff together for almost 35 years. She has incipient diabetes, too.

Hal/WA    Posted 09-09-2003 at 20:34:15       [Reply]  [No Email]
I think you are right about choosing parents. I wish mine had given me the right genes to have low cholesterol, but they sure didn't. Mine was in the 600 range and triglicerides were off the scale. I tried diets, even went strictly vegetarian (and I never cheated!) for 6 months and my readings only went down a little. My doctor then put me on medication and the readings came down to high normal. They also came down a bit when I retired from a very high stress job. I also had to have my gall bladder taken out, as it was completely packed with sand.

My medication makes it necessary for me to take blood tests fairly often, to make sure my liver and kidneys are doing OK. The meds also make me feel hot, which is fine in the cold months, but is a hassle in the heat of summer.

My Dad had his first bypass surgery at 62 and probably would not have lived to be 65 without it. He had eaten a high fat diet, with lots of cream, bacon and other fat meat. I don't remember his ever telling me his blood fat numbers, but I bet they were sky high. He lived to be 80, and to my knowledge was the oldest male in his family, ever. But it wouldn't have happened without the surgery and a bunch of medications. And maybe they didn't know that much about cholesterol then.

I have been in an experimental heart study where the doctors scan the heart with a specialized X-ray machine every several years. So far I have shown no buildup in my cardiac arteries, as some in the study have. One guy was taken directly to the hospital for surgery that night after a couple of nearly complete blockages were found in his scan.

My doctor told me that my readings were the highest he had ever seen in his 30 years of practice. I try to eat a reasonably low fat diet and do what the doctors tell me to, but I think the medication is the main reason my readings are down to an acceptable level. I have never smoked and drink very moderately and hope to live longer than my Dad did.

Congratulations on your good readings. Hope you never have to worry about them.....

Les    Posted 09-10-2003 at 04:36:53       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thanks, Hal. In spite of my father's also great numbers, he died just short of his 74th birthday. When he died, he was basically healthy: no cancer, no heart trouble, no diabetes, no high blood pressure. He didn't even have arthritis. What he did have was Parkinson's disease and had been going down hill for 10 or 12 years. That's not how I would choose to die if I had my druthers.
Oddly, none of my father's siblings lived to be even as old as dad was when he died, yet his parents were 80 and 77 at the time of their deaths. Go figure.

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