this morning i had to go have fasting labwork. good thing the vein in my right arm is used to this.
i must admit, i was a little (when i say little, i kind of mean a lot) nervous when i got the phone call about it yesterday. my family doctor's office called and said they got my bloodwork from my endo appointment earlier this month (didn't know they sent them to him but that rocks) and he wants to do a more extensive test.
i called back and nervously asked why they wanted to do the test (and have a follow up appointment) and the sweet girl i talked to explained that my LDL cholesterol was higher than the 'good' range so he just wanted to do a little more thorough test.
gulp. i don't know anything about having high cholesterol, i've never heard it before. i called my dad and asked about having a family history, and we do (probably something i should have thought to ask before now, but it's okay).
so you all know what i did after i got off the phone. the one thing i always say 'DON'T DO THAT' about ...
i googled. 'diabetes and high cholesterol' ...BIG. MISTAKE. of course the first thing that pops up - i didn't even click it, it was in the snipit shown: High cholesterol and diabetes are two conditions that can be a recipe for a bad heart.
i refined my search to 'type 1 diabetes and high cholesterol' but i half read the first thing i clicked on and made myself stop. no need to freak out just yet, maybe it was just a fluke. maybe i had crap food before that lab. deep breaths, try to stay calm.
and listen to dad when he says: 'google the solution, not the problem.'