Well, blood numbers came back for my physical, and they are wonky. The Dread Wonky Numbers.
Really, only two are wonky: the calcium and the vitamin D. Or the vitamin D and the calcium, which may seem like the same thing, but it is not.
The vitamin D levels may have increased for no reason, and that may have increased the calcium as well because they are related, and the calcium is what regulates your heart, so that all fits. Vitamin D --> Calcium --> heart. Easy fix. Take less vitamin D.
Or, the calcium levels may have increased for no reason CANCER, and the calcium is what regulates your heart, and the calcium may have increased the vitamin D as well because they are related, so that all fits. Calcium --> heart and Vitamin D. Hard fix. Deal with the cancer. A less likely sequence, but then factor in that my white blood cells have shot up to the middle of normal range. Or, maybe the boosters have boosted everything but my lymphocytes, which are still pitiful.
I was half asleep when I did the Google search that brought me to these conclusions. It is entirely possible that those two overages are so minimal that it could be my change in diet. I truly don't know. I was just pleased that I found the calcium / heart connection, and that all the numbers contributed to a solution, instead of a mystery.
So it's a chicken / egg / cardiac conundrum. I'll know later this month, though.
I am glad you will know later this month, although it would be lovely if it could be a known rather than unknown thing *sooner* than that, and hope it is an easy dietary fix rather than hatching into a larger problem! (would this solve the heart rhythm thing if so?)
Posted by: KC | April 11, 2022 at 11:36 AM
KC - well, the doctor's directions have arrived and they say to take less vitamin D. I can do that. I can also check to see if my one-a-day vitamin has calcium, and back off on that.
Posted by: TheQueen | April 13, 2022 at 08:32 PM