Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Some Math

For any nonzero odd number n, the sum of n consecutive numbers is always a multiple of n, and every multiple of n is the sum of n consecutive numbers.

I know that this mathematical truth has probably been well-known for years, but I just discovered it for myself yesterday afternoon. It's exhilarating to discover something like this on one's own.

Monday, October 01, 2007

Six weeks later

New set of bloodwork. Tricor has not decimated my liver. And even better:

TestResultGood Range
Cholesterol185 mg/dL140–200
D-HDL42 mg/dL (higher is better)30–70
Triglycerides146 mg/dL30–150
VLDL29 mg/dL0–50
LDL114 mg/dL0–160
Coronary Risk Ratio4.4<5.0

All my bloodwork falls within "normal" parameters, and my coronary risk is below average. Woo-hoo!

Naturally, I celebrated with a grease-fest — pizza and breadsticks. Tomorrow, it's back to Boca Burgers and garbanzo beans.

Unfortunately, it looks like I'm going to be stuck on the Tricor for a while. It isn't so bad, but I hate the idea of drugs as a permanent solution. I want to go back to a pill-free life (except maybe the vitamin supplements).

(Can anyone explain how the big empty space showed up before the table? I don't see anything in the HTML that would cause that...)