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What actually happened :
On 29th March, early morning 8.00 AM, we went to the doctor to collect my reports also to confirm if everything was OK. After lot of waiting time, the doctor called us in his cabin at about 10.15-10.30 AM. We were like we will come out in 5 minutes to start our day. But the doctor said the reports are not good. 1) I have PCOS 2) My liver function is not normal 3) My Vitamin D is very low 4) My Cholesterol is VERY high – so high that I am at risk of having stroke in future or maybe I have some heart disease.
PK & I were shocked. I don’t eat meat how can my cholesterol be so high?? The doctor even said that he has never seen this high cholesterol in any of his patients. His actions were showing us its very serious matter. He quickly checked my blood pressure, it was normal. He checked my weight, my height, my eyes, my pulse, all was ok but he was still shocked to see my cholesterol level. I was in more shock when he called the Nurse & asked her to send the ECG machine. In minutes I was on table & my heart beats were checked, the ECG results were also not good. The line that goes up was actually going down. I was asked my family history, if I have felt pain in my heart, if I have been lost of breathe any time, my replies were not supporting the question why my cholesterol is high.
The doctor went to bring the tablets and at that time I had a complete breakdown. This was not what I was expecting. I know my PCOS problem, my vitamin D problem & liver elevated results as well but from when did this high cholesterol thing happen?? The doctor came in, gave me medicine to try for one week, the diet chart to follow and also asked me get some heart scans & ultrasounds done. This all took an hour in his cabin.
I was calm on the way back home but as soon as I reached home I was totally confused, I was crying, PK was worried & stressed out, we both were completely lost. We were in total disbelief of what just happened at the doctor’s clinic. But we had to support each other & move on with our day. My plan was to make him his favorite Eggs Benedict for breakfast but with all this on my mind, my head was just blasting so PK took over & made some parathas (without ghee ofcourse!!) with yoghurt. I was on mobile constantly looking up what are the reasons for elevated cholesterol levels & what the tests mean that doctor has asked to do. We passed our whole afternoon in this. Unfortunately, with all this happening we were not in mood to go to city or go for dinner. I cancelled the dinner booking with very heavy heart, feeling very very guilty.
PK said he will go out & do lawn-mowing, I also gathered myself & joined him in mowing our lawn. It was such a stress buster. We made some coffee & cuddled up with each other. At 8.30 PM, PK asked me to get ready to go for dinner. There is nothing much we can do apart from taking care of our health, eating healthy and exercising. I was also feeling that his birthday has been spoiled in all this, last year also his birthday was not good & this time as well. We got ready & went to the Thai restaurant nearby.
The ambiance of the restaurant, the environment, the crowd, the food, refreshing coconut water did helped in changing our moods. Sometimes I was having flash backs of doctor taking my ECG & all that, sometimes I was feeling pain in my eyes due to crying whole afternoon but I was trying my best to divert my mind. Did I mention their food was literally to die for??? Oh My God, the flavours were so fresh & powerful, you just can’t stop eating. Here is what all we ordered:
- Veg Spring Rolls for me & Crispy Quail for PK
- Raw Papaya Salad for me only 😉
- Veg Tom Yum soup for me, which I couldn’t finish so took half of it home for next day’s lunch 🙂
- Roasted Duck curry with steamed rice for PK
- Pandan Creme Brulee for dessert to share
- Coconut water for both of us
PS: I have written this post last week, when I was still waiting for Saturday, to go to the doctor & get my heart Scan & liver ultrasounds results. Well, the reports came out clear. Thank God for that. I don’t have any heart issues, no blockage or anything. You cannot imagine what a big relief it was to get clear results. PCOS is giving hard time to liver & liver in turn is increasing my cholesterol in blood. Actually, the whole thing is connected. So, hopefully all will be good after few months of medication, diet & exercise.