Hello everyone, I know I haven't posted in a while. Just had to share a little good news.
I had another heart cath today because I've been having chest pain. Nothing new was found, both stents are still open, and the third blockage has collateral circulation to supply my heart muscle.
So, no changes at the moment, don't need another stent and no surgery needed either. Just medication changes as the pain indicates for now. Sure am glad it's over, even though I had had two heart caths before and knew what to expect, I really was dreading this one.
I am just all kinds of relieved and happy right now.View Thread
Actually, I already have...flu shot and pneumonia shot as well. Got em at my last Dr. visit. I usually don't but let him talk me into it for some reason this year. No problems with it at all, and now I feel a little more protected.View Thread
I pretty much knew before I was officially diagnosed. I had gone to the hospital in the middle of the night for stomach pain and wound up going to surgery to have my gall bladder out. I don't remember a lot of what happened, probly because of the medications. but there was this one nurse... She came to my bedside and said are you sure you arent diabetic? You are spilling sugar in your urine. I said I wasnt. Several times she came back, insisting that I wake up, telling me I had to remember what she was saying and that I really had to go get tested for diabetes. She just was so persistent, she is the memory that stands out most of that night and day. I dont remember her name, or even what she looked like except that she was blonde....but I remember she kept waking me up and insisting I remember what she was saying.
So, once I got over the surgery, I made an appointment to be tested. Both my parents were diabetic, and I knew how I had been feeling, so I pretty much knew what the results were going to be. Sure enough, I was diabetic. I wasn't shocked or surprised, just finally glad that I had an answer, even though it wasn't the one I wanted.
From that point on, I just started learning all I could about it and trying to take better care of myself as well as being compliant with meds and tests and all that goes along with it. I'm not perfect, and I dont do as well as I should with it. I already have some complications after just almost three short years. Every day I just start fresh and try to make it a better day than the last one.View Thread
Hopefully, I'll get the a1C down even more before the next round of tests, and drop a few pounds as well. I had a small weight loss this time, a couple of pounds, going to try for a bigger one over the next three months.View Thread
Finally, a Dr. visit with some decent numbers. My a1C is down to 6.7...never have been able to get it below 7 before. Cholesterol is "near normal" though I can't remember the numbers exactly. Kidney function holding steady with a GFR of 41...at least it isn't getting any worse right now.
As for the low bs episodes I've been having, hopefully a little better control of medication and mealtimes will prevent those. They aren't too frequent anyway, maybe 2 or 3 a month.
So, I think I need a reward. Some extra time playing my favorite game will do it. Thats better than the huge ice cream sunday I want anyway, lol.View Thread
Last week...a 3 day camping trip. Got to see some deer, wild turkeys and bears...one cute little cub sound asleep in the crook of a tree. Couldnt see his momma, so didn't venture too close. Thats what zoom is for on the video cam, lol.
This week...well, a doctor's appointment today. Finally pinned him down on the kidney thing, seems it is stage 3 failure at this point. He's just going to monitor for a while and see what happens. Blood work drawn today, the standard quarterly stuff. Wondering what my A1c is going to look like since my medication has been changed...never have been able to get it under 7 before. Also adjusted my isosorbide to help with the more frequent chest pains and found out the blistering and peeling on my hands and feet is some sort of allergic thing, so I have a cream for that now. Quite a productive visit this time.
The rest of the week looks to be calm and quiet...may let my grandson come spend a night or two, I dont know yet. Anyway...thats how things are in my neck of the woods this Monday.View Thread
I've got a neighbor, also a diabetic, who is always telling me to cut back on the salt, because I should know too much salt will raise my sugar. And she urges me to "eat this, its got cinnamon and thats good for your sugar"...only it's cinnamon candy she's pushing at me. I've tried talking to her, many times...seems it's just easier to agree with her and do what I think is better when she isn't looking, lol.View Thread
Not much going on here. Thought about cooking out, but I just don't want to deal with the heat. Seems the older I get the more the heat bothers me for some reason. Not going to complain though...cuz all I did all winter was complain about how cold it was, dont like to be cold either.
No appointments till the 13th. Should be going over all the test results then and see where I am with the kidney disease and what needs to be done at this point. I've got a list going of things I want to ask...have to write it down or I'll forget.
For the rest of the week....just some peace and quiet and time spent with family...usual household stuff, nothing special going on.View Thread