So after 2 months of the most TEDIOUS low-fat eating, avoiding cream and butter when going to lunch with people, dishing out clotted cream for visitors to eat while sticking glumly to my fatless sorbet, etc etc 😦 I duly trotted off to the GP today to be told the results of my cholesterol test.
Which were, that the level of my cholesterol has not altered. Not a jot or a smidgeon.
But I had gone Prepared :yes:. I flourished a sheaf of previous cholesterol results going back to 2001, all of which say pretty much the same thing.
‘ah’, he said. ‘Not a surprise to you then.’
He asked me what I wanted to do. What is it with doctors these days? Does anybody else have this experience, of the doctor asking you how to treat you??? How should I know??!! Ever so politely – YOU’RE THE DOCTOR, THAT’S WHY I’M HERE …:??:
Anyway, seeing as how he’d asked me, I answered. ‘Do nothing’, is what I said. He tells me that I don’t have any other clinical indications which suggest that the cholesterol is something to worry about. So that’s that – isn’t it?
Except it isn’t. If I just take this statin …
… ahem. Again. Now look here. I have strong views on this. I don’t want anything that gives me joint pain. That’s bad enough when fibromyalgia raises its ugly head.
Well, if I only take half, says he, then it turns off the bit of my liver which is busy on overtime, churning out too much cholesterol.
Reluctantly I agree. But at THE FIRST SIGN |-| of any aches, I’m afraid I will desist. :lalala:
I went out into the rain, took myself to a favourite cafe, ordered myself a cup of redbush tea, a large home-made orange and cranberry scone, and ate it WITH BUTTER. :>>