Went with m-i-l to the docs last week to collect the results of her blood test. As we entered, the doc, who is a family friend said: Hey! Your test results are so good. You can go out and celebrate!
Wow! I was envious. M-i-l and I have almost the same diet. We have most of our meals together, and usually eat the same things ... except that I have oatmeal most mornings, and she doesn't. How come her blood test results are so good and mine needs me to change my diet? Then I whipped out my last blood test results (the one that has shown a slight improvement in cholesterol levels) for the doc. Doc looked at it and said: Well, your numbers are very similar. Good cholesterol levels (hdl) are high, bad cholesterol levels (ldl) are borderline high but looking at the overall ratios, cholesterol levels are good!!
I broke into a big grin. Does that mean that I can go off my oatmeal diet and go out and celebrate too? Anyway, we went out for lunch on saturday, and I enjoyed my maryland crab cakes!! The doc did say that I could have all the crabs and prawns I wanted, just keep away from the roe.
But I still have a question: Why did the cardiologist tell me I still had to keep to my oatmeal diet and to reduce my cholesterol levels? Is it a matter of interpretation of the results, or that the cardiologists is more "kiasu" (cautious), or she wants to keep me going to her clinic to keep her business going?? I really don't know!