3 months have elapsed since I had my medical tests so it was time for another consult. I wanted to check my cholesterol levels to see if there were any improvement after taking the prescribed medicine for 3 months.
My lipid profile indicates 3 of the 5 cholesterol conditions were now within normal level, while my triglycerides and VLDL level were still 'critically' high. Plus my liver functions peaked not in a good way so that 'problem' needs to be addressed ASAP.
So although I've been on a strict diet (save for 1 week when my sister was in town), been active in my simple exercise routine, I must still push myself further to attain my goal of a 'no pills' lifestyle.
It is deeply frustrating to say the least. I've never been a pill popping for every ache kinda person. It just takes me back to the 'dark' period when I was undergoing fertility treatments where the amount of pills + the injections I endured was pure torture.
On hindsight, I believe stressing over the cost of the meds was a big factor in my failure to conceive than my actual inability to be a mother. Oh well such is life, we win some and we certainly lose a lot more in the process.
So this morning, I just drank all the necessary pills and shrugged. I might as well just accept this whole new lifestyle and charge it to the rigors of getting old(er) and my credit card too!