Saturday, March 19, 2005

Cholesterol Lowered already?

Had a blood test session Thursday morning... my GP has the results back, but I only got a brief indirect summary of them so far - it looks like the increased Statin drug regime, with the walking and *some* adjustment to my diet is paying off already. I *think* the other doctor-partner said my total cholesterol was down to 5.9 (mmol/l ? - not sure what the units are here - apparently they are different from the US ones).

I'll see properly on Tuesday arvo', when I have an appointment with my GP.

Hopefully the total triglycerides (fats!!) will be way down - here's hoping.

I would like to minimize the amount of drugs I have to load up on... from personal and national fiscal points of view, but also because I feel the long-term (side)effects of any drugs are likely to be non-beneficial... better to fix the cause(s) than just squash the symptoms...

"The Symptoms".... daaa di di di diiii di di di diii daaahhh"


I must not blog bad puns
I must not blog bad puns
I must not blog bad puns

"Yes there are two paths you can go by..."

I've figured out a couple of alternative 'circuits' to walk - the short one is about 8km (5 miles) by my rough reckoning - the long one maybe 13km (8 miles)...

my son has come with me twice on the long one, IIRC.

It's amazing how much it clears the mind - alternatively, how many ideas occur to me during the journey.

I will need to learn how to use the voice note-taker on my MuVo TX... so I can capture them for later processing and hopefully implementation.

One idea I did retain without hi-tech help, was that I could use GPS and my PDA (under battery repair presently) to plot the course of the walks and measure pretty much exact distance... and a coupla other things which I ain't disclosing here :)


I've been walking about 2 nights a week - still a ways off my target of 5, but definite progress... I'm starting to feel guilty if I miss a night or 2.

I feel stronger and more alert already - though some of this has been offset by the occasional late night...

... Note to self : NO MORE NIGHTOWL!!



I'm working fulltime for a while doing some enhancements to an inhouse database/MRP program in Tcl/Tk ... looks very good so far, the more I read on Tcl/Tk the more I like it.

Nice to be able to put bread on the table, too!