last summer david and i got life insurance. well *i* got life insurance and he got *more* life insurance. during that process we underwent a physical which included a blood draw. that draw revealed scary-high cholesterol levels for david. i believe his LDL topped out at 195 (!!). meanwhile mine, keep in mind we eat basically the same diet, was below even the most ideal level for LDL. so he got on some medication and he went back for his 6 week exam* and today he found out that his LDL went from 195 to *82*. anything over 190 is very serious and anything under 100 is ideal. HOLY COW!
of course after nearly breaking down in tears i celebrated by making him bacon cheeseburgers and fries for dinner. he has worked like a saint on his diet. he hasn't had ice cream or fried food of any kind since summer! he has upped his fish intake and eaten mostly low fat dairy and only egg whites. besides that our diet is awesome and it still didn't make a difference until he went on this medication. im so proud of david for taking his diet seriously because well, i can't imagine how hard that must be!
i want him to live forever, end of story.