Friday, September 26, 2008

I ain't goin out like that.

Man. I just had a good ol' physical at the doc's office. Poked, prodded, bloodwork, the whole gig. Call came few days later and turns out I got some high cholesterol in there. What the freak?! I've been a vegetarian for the last 15 years!! I don't know. Maybe I eat too much cheese. Too much egg. Jeez. They want me on some chol. lowering drug, Crestor. I don't like the name and I don't like the thought. I hear tell it ain't good on the liver either. Then, I got to thinking that MAYBE I'm being scammed. Why are they PUSHING drugs on me? Who's palms are getting GREASED offa my good name? Do I REALLY have high cholesterol? Who do you trust? Paranoia, my friends.

So, I whined a little bit to my nurse and told her I'd rather try out the diet and exercise route first. Rather than pump up with some hot new pharmaceutical. So I'm hitting treadmill hard starting today. Diet...? I'm already veg!

BTW, both my moms and my pops are high in cholesterol. Hereditary? Thanks!


Anonymous said...

Dude, same here. Doc told me the same thing. Seems like they're always wanting to push the pills. I'm trying the old diet and exercise thing too. old nemesis...the treadmill. Gotta make it my friend. Like the kitten hanging from the branch...hang in there!

Anonymous said...

Don't forget your older sibling. Way to go for at least trying the alternate route instead of hitting the drugs immediately like every other sheep out there. Ba-aah-aaa-ah.


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