To quote Frank Barone .. “Oh Crap!” … I had a notebook of all of the blood test results .. but I don’t know where it is anymore.
I basically came to my appointment and Dr. G. read me all of the test results. Here is a summary of what I remembered he said….
>> Well, that’s good to know!
>> I might have chewed some gum late before the blood test .. I know! I know! I wasn’t supposed to eat or drink water or anything … Did gum count?
>> Also, Dr. G. pointed out that since my dad is a diabetic, and my weight is above normal, I should probably want to watch out for this
>> I asked Dr. G. what this meant, and he defined it as ‘something you do not want to have, if you can help it’.
It seems that when you take all of these into consideration:
(1) My mom has high blood pressure
(2) My dad is diabetic and has had strokes
(3) I enjoy eating out at restaurants and fast food take-outs, and
(4) I am overweight ..
Dr. G. prescribed me the CRESTOR drug. You know the one .. the one with Mandy Patinkin (from Dead Like Me .. etc) talks about. There is a potential side effect that it might destroy my liver however, so for the first initial purchase he will subscribe me 36 tablets. After that, I should take another blood test to see if any harm and damage happens, then after that, if okay .. he will prescribe me Crestor in 100-lot amounts, and I will have to take these cholestrol reducing pills for the rest of my life.
So, I go to the local pharmacy and buy them … “HOLY CRAP” !! $66.95 cdn for 36 TABLETS??