Visited my cousin doctor (the GI) today for a follow up. He told me that after looking at the results of my colonoscopy, I look very good and I won't need to have another CT Scan until sometime in the next 6 months to a year.
I've lost 10 lbs. since my last visit with him, which was July 1. So, I guess that's not too bad - 10 lbs. in three months. So, if I can keep this up, by Christmas, I'll be down 20 lbs. That would be nice.
Also had the HealthCheck360 at Jerome's work and I've improved in a lot of areas from the previous two years. I guess the biggest improvement would be that my overall cholesterol level is 153. Two years ago I was just above 200. I don't remember a time when my cholesterol level was so low...really.
So, I can now go on with my life knowing that I am doing pretty well. The chronic kidney disease, hemangioma and fatty liver all contributed to me finally deciding to eat / drink better. Still, I'm not eating the absolute best I could, but I'm taking steps in that direction.
In March, when I stopped eating fast food, stopped drinking diet pop (or any pop) and started drinking water, I didn't notice anything in my everyday life that improved. In July, when I stopped eating so much sugary things such as cereal, cookies, ice cream, stopped drinking coffee and started eating things that were good for my liver such as lemon, avocado, walnuts, leafy greens, green tea, etc. I did notice a few things. Very few headaches. No more feeling pukey. Heart flutters (AFIB) stopped. A bit more energy. Less aches and pains.
That is also when I started seriously following the MyFitnessPal app. I'm trying to stay within a 1200 calorie a day diet. It's not easy AT.ALL! But, I'm living.
Still need to go for walks more often. There's always room for improvement.