Aug 01, 2008
So, awhile back I started getting left arm pain, which is generally a wake up sound for a heart attack? Rather than ignore it and hope it goes away I actually did something about it... and went to a cardiologist. After a few tests he tells me my heart is fine but by cholesterol is very high (260) and puts me on lipitor. Cardiologists are very big on driving blood pressure and cholesterol down towards zero needless to say.
Anyway, deciding to be a good patient I pretty much eliminated most fats, oils and stuff that's bad for you from my diet, I dropped around 15-20 pounds and have been walking a few miles per week, thus far not too painful in terms of lifestyle changes. Maybe it's the Lipitor or a combination of the above, but the doctor calls me and tells me I'm doing great... the cholesterol is now cut in half to 130. I could probably still do better by shedding another few pounds but in hindsight doing these few things makes one feel good about one's self, sort of a self-positive-reinforcement!