This was my routine annual physical, sans PSA, which will be
done next week. (That, of course, is the big one!)
One of my usual issues is high cholesterol, which usually
ranges from 219-260. This time it was down to 201
(from 223). HDL and LDL were in a decent range.
BUT, all of a sudden my triglycerides skyrocketed
(from about 90 to 195 or so).
I don't think my doctor noticed that change.
The sudden rise concerns me, but can I assume it
has nothing to do with PC?? I do have a call in to my
doctor asking about that.
Anyway, our plan is to try zocor again. I've had to stop
it 3 times due to muscle problems. We will try a lower
dosage (10 mg. instead of 20 mg). If I have a reaction
again, we will switch to lipitor. Again, the main
reason we are trying this is due to the PC. The
cholesterol level is a grey area. The high trigly. is not
considered extremely high (from my reading; as I
said, the doctor never specifically mentioned the
The other finding was microscopic blood in the urine.
I have been having some irritation problems, so that
might be the reason. Given my surgery, my doctor is
not concerned about that (I also have a 30-year
history of benign hematuria so we are not too
There were loads of other tests and all were normal.
Any comments on the triglycerides and blood in the
PSA-- 3/08--2.90; 8/09--4.01; 11/09--4.19 (PSAf: 24%), PCA3 =75 .
Biopsy 11/30/09. Gleason 4+3. Stage: T1C. Current Age: 64
Surgery: Dr. Menon @Ford Hospital, 1/26/10.
Pathology Report: G 4+3. Nodes: Clear. PNI: yes. SVI: No. EPE: yes. Pos. Margin: Yes-- focal-- 1 spot .5mm. 100% continent by 3/10. ED- in progress. First post-op PSA on 3/10/10-: 0.01. PSA on 6/21/10--0.02. Next PSA late Sept.