Saturday 19 April 2014

Observations during eye surgery

Eye surgery went well on Thursday. Some observations:

1. All the nurses were fat. There were about 7 or 8 of them, some of them male.
2. The diabetics went into surgery first as they were fasting for a while. Upon their return, they were given fruit juice and cookies to break their fast.
3. Once my surgery was done, they were giving me the same snack. I asked for water instead. Nurse asks, "Are you diabetic?" I say "no, but I don't want to be."

That was it. No pain or complications here. Eye needs to stabilize and both eyes are not working together. Left eye to be done on May 1st. Maybe then they will be coordinated.

Off topic, did our primitive ancestors have access to and seek out resistant starch? Is resistant starch tasty? Besides helping the gut supposedly, what other benefits does it have if you are eating a low-carb, ketogenic type diet? What if your gut is already really healthy?

Monday 14 April 2014

Happy Dance

Both my new doctor and I were doing the happy dance today (I wasn't surprised but he was) after we got the results of my latest blood work due to my impending cataract surgery on April 17th. In fact, several of my stats were stellar, especially. kidney function. Everything but my trigs were normal. My ECG was normal. Bone density is good but not perfect. Blood pressure is 140 over something so a bit high. We are still a work in progress.

Total cholesterol: 4.70 (182)
HDL 1.64 (63)
LDL 2.26 (87)
Trigs: 176 (155) ok these are a bit high and I'm working on it.
Ratio: 2.9

Not bad for a 64 year old taking NO meds except ventolin. That's probably why my stats are so good: I DON'T TAKE ANY MEDS.

So, I just need to lose about 90 lbs and I'll be perfect.