It was mostly good news. The lab got their orders so my blood tests were done on time. The Tamoxifen isn't wreaking any havoc, which is about the best news. My overall cholesterol is within the normal range, though it's at the high end. My triglycerides, however, are another story. They are well into the "too high" range. And my thyroid test was wonky, too. It appears I am under medicated.
So what now? Well, the doctor ordered a higher dosage of the thyroid med, and I've already picked that up so I can start that today. The rest of it is pretty much the same advice they give you for most everything: eat a low fat, high fiber diet, exercise more, cut out sweets, limit red meat......I also have to take fish oil supplements. The doctor is giving me three months to get my numbers down. If I can't do it, she'll add prescription meds. I don't want to deal with more prescriptions - the hassle, the side effects, the drug interaction, the expense, the follow up tests - so I'm rededicating myself to improving my diet and exercise habits. Who knows - maybe I'll end up making my weight loss goal after all.