Monday, June 8, 2009

New Vision... I can see clearly now...

Sugar levels have been under good control for the last few days. Strange things have been happening though. My glasses don't work.

When I put on my glasses my vision is more blurry then without... So, maybe the diabetes kept me from seeing properly.

I feel my energy levels picking up & although I haven't really started working out yet. I've been trying to stay active.

Taking walks and riding my bike.

Feeling alive for the first time.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

A really bad week....

Ok.... I'll say it..... THIS WEEK SUCKED!

I know it's Tuesday... but starting from last week Tuesday to today a lot has happened.

I am a firm believer that the bad in our life teaches us how to appreciate the good. We can only go as high as we've gone low.

So last week I had a doctors appointment at 2:15pm. I left work a little early to make it on time. I am not exaggerating at all when I tell you the doctor didn't even get in the office until 5:30. I waited all that time because, well I had some questions that needed answers.

I got in the exam room at about 6pm, and saw the doctor at about 6:15. Since my wait was long I decided to hit him with everything that's been going on. I'll spare you the details though.

It only took a couple of minutes to get a diagnoses... Diabetes. Type 2.

It has been something that's been in the back on my mind for a long time now. I almost think I put off mentioning certain problems because I knew what the outcome would be.

My glucose level was at 432.... and the doctor sent me on my way with a Glucose Meter (Without instructions), and a prescription. Metformin & Glipizide. We also altered my Blood Pressure medication because a water pill when your diabetic is a cruel sick joke.

He didn't even tell me what I should be looking for.... What to do if my sugar was high. Anything. Just eat less carbs and sugar. I'd like to thank my friend Scott Xavier for helping walk me through everything... It would have been a lot scarier without him.

So, I really want to switch doctors.... but he did give me a couple of referrals I'd like to use first. A nutritionist and for some blood work. I also want a follow up visit with him so I can obtain that info for my next doctor.

I think my insurance is going to make me wait 30 days in between switching doctors so I want to be prepared for the wait.

The Friday I started getting this nasty cough... then fever, then runny nose, then an onslaught of symptoms the likes of which I haven't seen since I got Mono at the age of 15.

Saturday found me even worse. The fever had no broken.

I called the insurance and they told me to head to the ER.

ER was another 5 hours of waiting. And after all that they said I was positive with Flu A.

They perscribed me what they would give you for Swine Flu though.

But they did this only because as the nurse proclaimed to me.... there is too much red tape with doing the test for the Swine Flu. She said she wasn't even sure what steps needed to be taken to get this test done anyways. And that a flu is basically a flu. They are all pretty much the same.

By the way... ever have a swab done for the flu? It's horrible... run even if you hear it being mentioned. I mean they jam a Q-tip way up your nose... like I think I forgot who my 4th grade teacher was now.

Anyways... I don't have the swine flu because I am feeling much better. I still have a nasty cough though, but these things could linger for awhile.

I decided I want to take a positive approach to the Diabetes. I will beat it and eventually get off these meds. By the way my sugar is at 94 now.

Special thanks to everyone who has given me love and support in the past week. You guys know who you are, and you'll probably not even read this... But you all Rock!