Mar 04, 2014
So...Im 11 months post HCV treatment and Im feeling pretty good these days. Well...my PCP retired so I moved on to a new doc. I really like this guy. He doesn't look at me all crazy because of my tattoos, etc. He actually treats me pretty good. So I went in to have a fingernail and some scar tissue checked out and he ended up doing a full on physical. Its all good...this doc is really big on preventative care and I got a really good PPO so I was game.
I went back today for the results of my labs and WTF....all kinds of shat was out of range. My frickn Triglycerides are 305. My RBC's and Hematocrit were slightly low, good cholesterol low, bad cholesterol high, Uric Acid low, and Ascorbic Acid in my urine.
So...the only thing Im really tripping on is the Triglycerides and thats because I dont eat bad...at least I dont think I do. I go to the gym and take pretty good care of myself...I think. I eat a frickn apple a day! I explain this to the doc and he says that I must have a genetic disposition and put me on Fenofibrate. I will have follow up labs in 6 weeks but am told that I will likely need to be on meds the rest of my life for this.
Im just venting. I mean...Im grateful the doc found this. After all...I was just going on for my nail and a scar. He may have saved me from a stroke or heart attack in the future. I just wonder though if any of this is related to my liver. After all...aren't cholesterol and the liver directly related.
Well...I'll just deal with this like I do with everything else and that's head on.