Friday, September 24, 2010

I Have the Cholesterol of a Sumo Wrestler

The nurse practitioner at my new hematologist's office called to tell me that my cholesterol is quite high: 564 HDL. It usually hovers around 175.

She said I should contact my primary care physician, which I don't have here in NYC. I don't think my RI physician will want to deal with this over the phone.

I suggested that the prednisone has something to do with it. A quick check of the Internet confirms this may be true. Basically, I'm fat on the inside, but happily not on the outside even though I eat like a pig.

Next, I will develop diabetes.

1 comment:

George Jempty said...

Thats crazy. Speaking of diabetes, my cholesterol was up over 300 when my blood sugar was up over 200.