Friday, April 18, 2008


There are certain words I'd rather not hear on my voicemail on a Friday afternoon. Near the top of the list is "Hi, this is (name) from (name)endocrinology clinic. I'd like to speak with you regarding your blood work. I'd appreciate it if you give me a call as soon as possible." I called her back as soon as I got the message, but I had to leave her a voicemail. I had blood work drawn 3 weeks ago. I hadn't heard anything, so I assumed everything was fine. But I guess not. The office closes is about 5 minutes, and I'm doubting she will return my message. It is going to take a lot of will power not to worry about this all weekend.

UPDATE: Just like everyone suggested- it was nothing. My LDL was 109. While I'd prefer it was lower, it is by far not the end of the world. The nurse just asked if I had been taking my statin regularly (I have) and said they would get back to me. I have no idea why the urgency, but everything is just fine. I just need to get my butt in gear now that the weather is nice and work out more, and eat healthier! Winter is not nice to my health.


Lili said...

Maybe they want to tell you your fasting glucose was over 100. Or one time they did that to me and it turned out it was because my LDL was 104.

Bernard said...


I know it's hard not to worry about this. Just know that whatever they tell you, you'll be able to deal with it. Like lili said, it's probably just fine news.

I hope you talk with your endo early on Monday. I wish you a quick weekend with lots of distractions.

Maybe it's an ideal time to go do one of those things that you love.

Steve said...


I've been insulin dependent for 21 years now (I was diagnosed at age 24). Like you, I've been through a lot...and like me, I know you will get through this too! I absolutely hate waiting for test results. They are such a pain. I'm also a Presbyterian minister (please don't hold it against me!)...and I've been keeping you in prayer today!

Take care,


Jen said...

Thank you everyone for the comments. They were greatly appeciated.
And Steve, I by no way hold it against you. I appreciate your prayer.

Steve said...

Glad you're OK!! -- Steve

Jeff said...

Jen -- I'm glad for you that it's nothing too serious. And, like many others in the OC, I always keep you in my prayers for good health.

jj said...

I'm so glad for you that there was nothing serious here. I think the Winter slack off is common; I know I'm guilty of it, too!