Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Good news/Bad news

I'm still processing what I learned at my medical assessmentvtoday so I'm going to keep this short.

The good news: my overall health is excellent. All my levels of glucose, cholesterol, etc. are perfect. The doctor said that he wouldn't have believed I came from a long line of hypertensive, diabetics plus a family history of breast cancer and osteoporosis.
More good news: My fitness level is excellent - except for my BMI/weight. I beat their predictions of my cardiovascular and lung function by 15%. The exercise program I've been following is working though they want me to focus more on cardio now to help with fat loss.

The bad news: A few years ago I had surgery for a medical condition and it seems like that condition has come up again and is a bit serious. The doctor doesn't see how I'll make any proper achievement in weight loss until after I resolve this problem. I know it's a bit evasive at the moment but as I said, I'm processing it all. Hopefully I'll get to see a specialist before I leave London.

It's never fun hearing that you have health issues. I'm trying to tell myself not to let it distract me from all the good news.

For now, I'm just telling myself that I should be pleased with the positive points and embrace the fact that knowledge is power. It's still full steam ahead!


  1. It sounds like you are doing great with your attitude/exercise... I am sorry to hear about the not so great medical news, but it sounds like your attitude is going to allow you to overcome anything that's on your path... Keep focusing on your ability to make your life better/stronger (which you are doing) and you will apply that to this latest challenge!

  2. Thinking good thoughts for you my friend. Things always seem to work even when they freak us out. That's excellent news that your fitness is so good. That must make you really happy. I've been so swamped this week but will be catching up with your posts today (or tomorrow if I run out of time today). Hope you're enjoying London and that your school stuff is going well! :)

  3. Thanks Aryan and Kim! I'm staying positive and moving forward :)


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