My blood work came back!
I am very pleased to say that everything looked "good" according to the doctor. He said my organ function tests (kidney, liver, whatever else he did) all came out fine, my iron (ferritin) was normal (38), and thyroid function is also good (the paperwork says "TSH Reflex - 2.13"). All the other counts are normal too. The only one that is outside of normal range was my glucose and the Estimated Average Glucose from the A1C. It is not high enough for my doctor to be concerned but of course it makes me take note. My glucose (not fasting, but I only had a cup of no-sugar coffee prior) was 103. My A1C, which looks at my average blood sugar levels over the past 3 months, was 5.3 (for reference, normal is 4.0 - 6.0, and diabetic is anything over 6.5. "Pre diabetic," or at higher risk for developing diabetes, starts at 5.7). My Estimated Average Glucose was very slightly high at 105; 65-99 is the reference range.
The other area of concern is my blood pressure which has been 140/90 at the past two visits. I have a history of high blood pressure (very high, actually; it was consistently in the 160's/90's range when I was working and going to school as a single mom of four, and I was on medication back in 2005) but it came down to normal and stayed at 120/70 or less when I lost weight. I believe my blood pressure "issue" is directly related to my weight. I am sure stress isn't helpful, either.
Based on these results, my appointment to recheck the fibroid, ovarian cyst, and cervical screening have been moved to next month (no longer considered urgent, and insurance has their own timetable for coverage). I am comfortable with that.
I have something else I want to share that my doctor offered me, but I have to go for now. I will write more later. You won't believe it. I am still a bit disappointed.
2 days ago