For a few years now I’ve known my cholesterol was high—as in way high, 260+ and my LDL (the bad one) was almost 200—not good. I am relatively thin, walk daily, eat well most of the time and have absolutely no family history of heart disease. My Mom does have high cholesterol. Several years ago a physician prescribed simvastatin (a generic statin)—I thought the drug was making my legs hurt and stopped taking it. Simvastatin lowered my cholesterol significantly and when I stopped taking the medication, my cholesterol numbers shot way up again.
While researching statin alternatives I read blogs Nina had written about different types of cholesterol testing other than the routine cholesterol/HDL/LDL testing. I paid out of pocket to have a NMR Lipo-profile test done—not good news again—I have too many of the wrong size particles swimming around. So, being a nurse I began to worry as all nurses do—what if I have a heart attack that could have been prevented by taking a statin???
My gynecologist was very concerned about the numbers and wanted me to see a primary care physician. Michael sees an internist in private practice in Billings and I chose to make an appointment with the wife of the internist—she is a nurse practitioner. Tuesday was the day and what I suspected would happen—happened. I am now taking Crestor—Melissa likes it better than any of the other statins—she notices less side effects with Crestor, the dose can be lower and still achieve results. So, I’m feeling old today—but seriously I am looking on the bright side—I refuse to have side effects!
No news from Delta about my iPad but I am feeling a little hopeful. John and Pam’s daughter lost her iPad on an airplane and got it back; Rollie has lost two iPads on airplanes and got both back—so maybe there is hope! On the advice of a reader, I did contact the Salt Lake City airport and received a reply from them—they don’t have my iPad. I have an upcoming business trip—guess I will have to resurrect my really old Kindle!