I am a Snowflake
Five years ago I started Drinking BulletProof Coffe. I am not talking about just the brand but Coffe with half a stick of Kerry Gold. I felt energized amost from the start, but putting butter in your coffee is somewhat controversial so I had a blood test done at the beginning just in case. The inital blood test looked very much like my last, but then it should because I had not changed any thing. One month later I did the same blood test and suddenly my cholesterol went from 225-240 (the range it had maintained for the last five years) to 350. I consulted with a doctor (not a mainstream doc) and he suggested several things including a battery of tests. Over two years I have hundreds of tests, blood, stool, they all showed that I had dangerously high levels of ApoeB. I tried changing from butter to MCT, increasing my fat intake, eliminating staturated fat, even reducing my total fat. Nothing changed my blood levels. It was as though a switch had been tripped and nothing I could do would affect it. Six month in I got a calciium score of 300, not good but my family has a history of heart disease, so I assumed that it was what I had accumulated by being 62. Eighteen months later I got a second calcium score and I got a 1060. At that point I decided to take action and started taking a statin. It took almost a year to get the dose right. Two weeks ago I had a fullness in my chest and after several hours I went to the hospital and ultimately had two stents put in. For the past three years I have been managing this, but after a family death which involved three days with little sleep it caught up with me. I was (still am) active , I lift weights every day walk and until six months ago either sprinted or rode bicycle. I worked out the morning of my heart attack and felt really good. I had no symptoms until I did. I am feeling better now, still adjusting to life after. If only I had never had bulletproof coffee. Am I really that much of a snowflake.