I got my blood test results back also. Here are some of the current results:
- Cholesterol = 188 (an okay number)
- HCT (hematocrit) = 35.4 (not good--should be at least 37 to be in normal range)
- Glucose = 92 (okay)
- Hemoglobin Alc = 6.1 (not good--diabetes is 6.5 or higher)
- Iron level = 46 (okay)
- Iron saturation = 15 (not good--should be between 20 and 55)
- Vitamin B-12 = 476
- Folate = over 20.7
Yikes! The doctor's note says only "iron saturation is low" and directs me to see my regular doctor. I'm glad I have started taking an iron supplement already! I did suspect I'd be anemic, since I have been on and off for many years (perhaps jointly from heavy periods and not paying enough attention to my vegetarian diet). Anyway, I will definitely talk to her about some of the other numbers as well, so I can be doing all I can to prepare for eventual surgery (I hope).
On a more positive note, I've been "treadmilling" it on a pretty consistent basis! Made it up to 20 minutes at a fairly slow speed, but considering just a week or so ago I was hard-pressed to do 8, that seems pretty good to me.
That's the news from here! Oh, I haven't seen much of my garden snail friends--we have had a record-breaking streak of "no measurable rainfall" here in Seattle! I think we are at 46 days total. Anyway, I hope they are just keeping it cool and will return when it's wetter. :-)