27 (Tue) January 2015
Strawberries & Cream Lean Shake
in my apartment
A recent blood test taken for medical clearance on my new contract showed elevated hepatic enzyme levels, possibly indicating fatty liver, cirrhosis, hepatitis, cancer (as one of my colleagues noted, with unmasked glee, “There’s always a chance of cancer, no matter how remote.” ).
I’m hoping that the numbers were skewed because of residual alcohol from the night before—yes, I’m perfectly aware that I’m not supposed to drink before a blood test, but I wasn’t aware that I needed to take the test until that morning, and it had to be that morning.
Retest, next week.
In the meantime, I have to flush out my system and get the numbers down to normal, assuming it’s not something chronic.
Of course, given my lifestyle, especially this past year living alone with loads of booze at my disposal, it could very well be something chronic.
Regardless of the results, I’m glad for the wake-up call.
The shake was an impulse purchase.
Surprisingly quite good. Like thick strawberry milk, straight up. And it kept me feeling quite full until bedtime.
Not really on a diet, though the sudden weight gain is also problematic, regardless of whether it has affected my liver.
8 thoughts on “6.022 Lean Shake : Strawberries & Cream”
good luck 🙁
already took the retest. enzyme levels are normal!
good to hear!
glad to hear the retest turned out to be normal! i can’t resist thinking that the first photo could indicate the vicious circle of hard drinking practice, though…but good luck!
wait, “in the gym”–you started exercising in the gym?
well, everyone in DNH is getting their photos taken in a couple weeks for the website, so i’m trying to shave off a few kilos to look pretty.
to look pretty–ha! good luck with your best photo! btw, is it one of the new PIO’s initiatives or just for DNH? either way sounds like something along the line of being an international civil servant things.
definitely just a DNH thing, part of our branding to become more prominent, especially in light of the growing NCD agenda.