If you follow me on twitter you know I went to the doctor yesterday for a follow up to my stay in hospital. You also were able to follow the fact that I waited 2 yes 2 hours to see the doctor. Talk about stress!

Well my cholesterol is up, way up, and I am what is called pre-diabetic. So I have some life style changes to make. Some I have already made and I will be making more. I have been put on medication to bring my level down because it was so high. I have already made changes to my diet and will be making more. I will be exercising more and maybe even get back to running. Yes I used to be a runner. I spent 12 1/2 years in the military how could I not run. It seemed we ran everywhere.

So that is the update. I am thinking of doing a series of podcasts and articles on clergy health and what we do to relax, if anything. So any of you clergy out there who read this, would you like to participate? If so drop me a line.


  1. Fr. P: Sounds like the two most common ailments out there. Both are correctable by just simple diet and exercise. I wouldn’t recommend running just yet, until the cholesterol numbers come down. Walking is very good for stress. Welcome to the over 40 group.

  2. Been thinking about you and your health…. Even prayed for you, I did! 🙂 I’m glad you know what to do with your situation. I didn’t have the hospital scare, but I went through a similar process about 5 years ago. It was life changing. About the only thing I haven’t been able to do is lose all the weight the doc wants me to get rid of. That is still a work in progress.

    Take care of yourself, my friend.

  3. take good care of yourself because you only have one life and its nice to try to stay as healthy as you can.also if you are taking lipid lowering drugs for your cholestoral and you get weakness in your legs call your doctor this is a side effect and they can change your medication.anne

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