Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Several years ago I went to the doctor because my sinuses where in full rebellion. I hadn't been to the doctor's office in so long that I didn't even have a regular doctor so I had to pick one. When I got there they went through the usual routine of getting my weight, temperature and blood pressure before the doctor came in to see what was wrong with me. The short examination revealed sinusitis and I was given a Z-Pack to clear it up. At the time the doctor expressed some concern about my blood pressure but let it slide due to the sinus infection.
Unfortunately the Z-Pack wasn't enough and I had to go back. This time the doc didn't let the elevated BP reading slide and had me go for a blood test. The results where not good. The one number that stuck out was my Triglycerides: 577. I was sent to a cardiologist who put me on cholesterol, blood sugar and blood pressure meds as well as a diet. She told me I would be on these meds for life... NOT ME! I took it as a personal challenge to prove her wrong and as of 2007 I have been off all of those meds with the doctors blessings. What did it? I went from 234lbs to 166lbs (106kg to 75kg). YEAH ME!!!!!! Just felt like bragging.
SIDE NOTE: I went to the doctor for a sinus illness and left with Hypertension and Diabetes. I knew there was a reason to stay away from the doctor's office. They are only practicing you know.