I had a very lovely surprise today.
Following on from my short visit to hospital two weeks ago, I received the discharge summary and future plans in the post today.
I had been not 100% for a number of months and became very poorly needing hospital care.
I had what I have been calling a wake-up call regarding my health about 12 weeks ago from my GP and have since changed both my food input and exercise amount. I've - very happily - shed almost 16kg in 11 weeks.
Anyhow, weight loss and feeling healthy aside, in the letter today was lots of medical/clinical data including my cholesterol levels - something I have never even thought about, let alone done anything about.
It seems I have gone from a cholesterol level of 7.4 (extremely high) to 5.9 (still high, but no longer at risk of something awful) - again, this is just because of 11 weeks (so far) of eating really healthily and swimming.
I am really really happy!! And it hasn't been either difficult or expensive.
I'm clearly going to continue in this vein .. and talking of veins, I have another blood test booked in for a month's time to see how this has changed again.
Ooh there has been a cost - I have needed to buy a new pair of jeans (in two sizes below where I was, as my 'old' ones were just falling down) and two new t-shirts in a smaller size. I've looked around charity shops, and scored the jeans for £3 and two t-shirts for £1. Bonus!
If anyone wants more details on the food we are eating now, please message me and I'll write more on this subject.
Wishing you all good health,