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I think we all need to just lay-back and enjoy life a little more. Don't obsess with your blood test results - the worry will probably do you in as fast as any underlying health problems will....

Take 'reasonable' responses to your health issues - but don't become a neurotic wreck fretting about them... Just accept there are some things within your control and some that are not - and make the best of the deck that you've been dealt...

I don't mean to sound flippant, but the stress from worry (especially about something you may not be able to control) has real and negative long-term health implications... My blood test results are "worse" than many I've seen on this forum - but I try not to let it get me down. First off, I don't buy-into the theory that high-cholesterol causes CHD - I think it's a lot more complicated than that... Secondly, even if it is true, why should I take medication that causes me more health problems than the cholesterol supposedly does? What kind of life would I have?

I try to get adequate exercise, take supplements that I think are helpful, and try to control my diet (within reason)... the rest is a matter of genetics, and modern medicine does not currently have a safe and reliable way to turn off problematic genes...

JJ - since winter is coming, we really should head south and do the 'beach bum' thing. You bring the green tea, I'll supply the Corona and Lime...

HubbleRules
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[QUOTE=HubbleRules]I think we all need to just lay-back and enjoy life a little more. Don't obsess with your blood test results - the worry will probably do you in as fast as any underlying health problems will....

Take 'reasonable' responses to your health issues - but don't become a neurotic wreck fretting about them... Just accept there are some things within your control and some that are not - and make the best of the deck that you've been dealt...

I don't mean to sound flippant, but the stress from worry (especially about something you may not be able to control) has real and negative long-term health implications... My blood test results are "worse" than many I've seen on this forum - but I try not to let it get me down. First off, I don't buy-into the theory that high-cholesterol causes CHD - I think it's a lot more complicated than that... Secondly, even if it is true, why should I take medication that causes me more health problems than the cholesterol supposedly does? What kind of life would I have?

I try to get adequate exercise, take supplements that I think are helpful, and try to control my diet (within reason)... the rest is a matter of genetics, and modern medicine does not currently have a safe and reliable way to turn off problematic genes...

JJ - since winter is coming, we really should head south and do the 'beach bum' thing. You bring the green tea, I'll supply the Corona and Lime...

HubbleRules
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Ya know what guys...I say AMEN to your logic. My old dr. use to tell me STRESS will kill ya, and the older I get, the more I believe it. Even though hubby is aware of his health problems etc. he just takes it one day at a time. Yes he tries to do the right thing, but like he says, when it is MY time to go, it will be my time. When U really think of it, noone is guaranteed anything, so we might as well take each day as it comes and be thankful we are alot better off then some others. When U look at tv or read a paper U can see people in much worse situations then we are, even young children, so definitely time to be a lil more moderate in our worries.

Hubble...I am soooooo ready for that Beach bum life, so bring on the Corona and lime, I'll bring the lawn chairs, and some beach towels, and if they have a good bargin at the store, a nice big umbrella...... :cool:

Y'all have a GREAT sunday, kick back and put your feet up and be good to yourselves, life is WAY too short. Enjoy folks, and CYL.... :wave:





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