Following up on the previous post. Just checked my cholesterol.
According to the chart, total C is 232. That’s the same as it was 30 years ago. So, I have nothing to worry about on this score. I know that this sort of test has an error rate of about +/- 5%. The chart reading for 232 is if the upper bound of blue is at the “25” mark. So that is an absolute upper boundary of detection. There is a high probability that my total C is closer to 190.
This home test kit comes with 3 high tech spring-loaded lances, for stabbing yourself to draw blood. I have never been very good at stabbing myself intentionally. I’m pretty good at doing it accidentally. Using the old hand-on-the-hot-stove teaching method, if you stab yourself enough accidentally, you are VERY averse to ever doing it intentionally. specially on fingertips, where all the touchy nerves are. So, I have been putting this off for a few weeks.