Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Lab Test Results


Well, my Doctor called me yesterday afternoon with the results of my lab tests. My cholesterol, diabetes, and thyroid levels are way out of control. My total cholesterol is 293, normal total cholesterol is 200 or under. My triglycerides are 504, for a diabetic, triglyceride's should be under 180. My thyroid level is five times what it should be. Normal thyroid level should be 0.45-6.2, mine is 30.29. My Doctor said she totally understood why I was feeling so bad. My hypothyroidism&diabetes are wrecking my body. They are the reason my cholesterol is so out of control. My heart is having to work extra hard to deal with all of this. The last couple of weeks, I have not been feeling very well. I am experiencing shortness of breath constantly. The Doctor thinks that with all of these problems, my heart blockages may have gotten worse, and the blood flow to my heart may be decreasing. She is going to call today, to schedule a heart stress test, and an echocardiogram for me as soon as possible. I cannot do the treadmill due to my blockages, and shortness of breath. So, I will be doing the nuclear stress test. I am still taking antibiotics for my viral, and kidney infections. She changed some of my medicines, and I go back for more lab work on December 19. I would appreciate your prayers my friends. I love you all.

19 comments:

sailorcross said...

Wow, Denise!! I am so glad that God led you to a new doctor who is going to be able to take care of all these things!!

But, from your picture, I can tell that you are happy that all of this is going to be looked into and taken care of. See what I mean--joyful in spite of adversity!!

Just your thyroid so out of control can make you feel horrible!!

I will pray for you and for God's wisdom and guidance for all who treat you!!

Beth

Willow said...

Denise, it will be my great privilege to lift you up to our Father in prayer. You touch so many hearts with your blog! My husband is a diabetic with many of the complications (heart, kidney, liver, eyes) that go with it and I watch him struggle to meet the challenges each day brings so, as I pray for you, I'll pray not only for your health issues, but for His strength and grace to hold you during all of this. God bless you.

Julie said...

I love you, Denise & I will be praying for you without ceasing today. I just feel so burdened to pray for you lately. I just wanted to let you know that I am here for you. Love you very much, my friend.

Love Bears All Things said...

WOW!
I'm praying that God will heal your body and you'll see major improvements in the next few days.
Love you Girl
Mama Bear

Carrie said...

Yes, I will be praying for your health to improve and for God to continue to give you hope and strength to cope and to thrive.

luvmy4sons said...

Oh sweetie...

Jesus,

Nothing is too dificult for You. Please touch my sister and bring her body and all the levels back into normal range. I know You have good purposes for everything You allow. I pray Your comfort, blessing, and healing upon my sister and trust that You answer before I call and that You hear and and love us with an everlasting love. I know that You who did not spare His own Son will graciously give us all good things. AMen.

Gwendolyn said...

I will be praying!

debbiewhitlock said...

My prayers are with you!

Gretchen said...

Lord, i lift up my friend into your comforting, healing arms. Touch her body, I pray. In Jesus' name. Amen.

Lady of Value said...

Denise, I am truly praying for you to be healed by The Healer.

Debra said...

Denise,

I have just now said a prayer for you. I hold you in my prayers daily. If it gives you any comfort at all, sweet sis, I just went through all of these tests and they are not painful...the fasting part is the most difficult.

((hugs)) to you! & much love,
Debra

Beth (A Mom's Life) said...

I am continuing to pray for your healing.

Denise said...

I am praying girl... I am praying!s

Sharon Brumfield said...

You know you can count me in...I will keep praying.
You are not alone....our spirits and prayers are with you.

Laurie Ann said...

Oh, honey! I am praying for you. Make sure your Lovebug knows how to post so he can give us updates should you be hospitalized to get this under control. Love ya, sweetie!

Tiffany Stuart said...

Jesus, come and heal Denise. Restore her body and allow her life without constant pain and struggle. Bring the right medicine and doctors to her side. Continue to use her ministry to bless others. Hold her close.

Tracy said...

Oh friend, you surely have my prayers. Lean hard on the Lord and trust in our thoughts, love & prayers.

Blessings,
Tracy

Sharon said...

I am praying for you and glad that you have a new doctor who will hopefully lead your health in a new and better direction.
(((HUGS)))

A Stone Gatherer said...

Sounds like she is a very through doctor! I pray she can make the proper choices for you and help you live a long life