Meghan and Sooze, thanks for chiming in and the great welcome.
If I've learned anything this year, it's that those in denial tend to stay in denial. I've mentioned what I've learned to many, and have had to give up. So be it.
I've made an appointment with my preferred doctor to discuss my diet and drugs. With or without his advice, but at least under his supervision, I'm gonna stop my Lipitor and Metformin meds. I'll keep up my CoQ10 for a while in case it helps me "recover" from years of statin use.
Hopefully he will agree to the specific blood tests that I picked out of the PB book, and maybe repeat them monthly for the rest of the year.