I am so frustrated. My sugar has been fine for years then I started getting tired every time I ate even though I have to watch all my carbs and limit them.
So I asked my PCP to run my thyroid test TSH and Free T4. Mainly because I was so tired, also my sugars were not right - many told me it was because of 2 surgeries in 9 weeks - I didn't buy that, I would consume only 11 grs of carbs and my sugars jumped to 150, sure enough my test came back both are extremely high.
I have had thyroid issues since I was 15, now 57 and no longer have a thyroid, controlled diabetic since 2010 no meds. But my sugars started to climb and that bothered me.
So my advice would be if you are eating right, exercising doing everything you can do to get your sugars down and you can't, go see your doctor and have your thyroid tested.
Mine is extremely underactive at the moment or what they call Hypothyroidism. My thyroid meds have been changed, and since my thyroid was causing the rise in my sugars I will not be going back on those meds.
I tell ya, you can't be too careful now a days. DebbieView Thread
Thanks for praying all of you I have to admit other than feeling like I was run over by a Mack Truck I am doing good. Instead of saying "grandma got run over by a reindeer" I can say this grandma got run over by a Mack Truck. All things considered I am doing good.
I am back home and recovering, thanks to everyone's prayers and positive thoughts for me the entire hospital stay went without any real complications.
I had both hernias fixed with a biological mesh all around my intestines right up to the under side of my stoma. Took just a little over 3 hrs.
Got sick in recovery (was treated with Zofran immediately) never got sick again. Was eating ice chips first day, second clear liquids, third day full liquids and the last two day full low reside diet.
Since I can not take strong narcotics I was only given IV Tylenol, IV IBP and Valium (not for me started hallucinating) had to be stopped. After 3 days of IV's I was put on oral meds which did not touch the pain so they gave me a new drug called NUCYNTA and within an hour my pain went from 7 to 5. I never slept until Sat. evening 5 hrs straight.
NUCYNTA will always be my choice of semi-strong narcotics as it does not cause constipation. I can't afford that right now.
I had a central line put in upon arrival (what a Blessing) last surgery I had I went through 7 IV's in my arms in 4 days before they gave me a PICC line. That hospital stay was 16 days.
I have only 4 small 2" incisions everywhere, had a JP Drain, and the central line. I now have the holes remaining that are still draining so I have to watch them. Change the dressings once a day or as needed.
I even got a new stoma - my old one that I got on Oct. 30th was only 3/4" round and below my tummy skin - it is typically supposed to be at least a half inch above the tummy skin - my new stoma is now looking like a mushroom just dark pink in color, it measures 1-1/2" tall, top part round at 2" and the stem is 1-1/2". It will shrink to a permanent size at about the 8th week. My ileostomy works better now than it ever did. I have to admit 3 major stomach surgeries in 6 months is not something I'd recommend to anyone. It really wears one out physically and mentally.
The kind of hernia I had doesn't always need to be fixed, but my doctor said the moment she went in she knew it HAD to be fixed before I got a full obstruction - as it was I was only having 2 small BM's a day now I am going without stopping a good thing for people wearing a bag on the outside of their body.
Another good thing that happened is my stay was only 5 days, a first for me for the past 15 surgeries my least days spent in the hospital was 8 days and the most was 35. All in all it was a good successful surgery. Pain should lessen each day I go back to the doctor in 3 weeks for a check up.
Thanks again for your support, prayers and love I could feel it at the hospital. DebbieView Thread
I have a parastomal hernia and a second trying to make itself known. So on 1/8/14 I will be having yet another surgery.
I just had a revision done on my ileostomy on Oct. 30, and haven't quite healed from that one now this.
I am glad that during all this my sugar still is good A1c only 5.4% because I have to watch everything. I can not have all the good things I am used to having fruits and veggies are a no no. I can not have fiber any more.
I am allowed all the white products, rice, noodles, potatoes etc... all the stuff we as diabetes are told to stay away from. So I have to pick very carefully as to not raise my sugars. Dealing with more than one illness is not a good thing as many of us know.
I do have to have 3 protein shakes everyday so I am now using a product called Total Soy it is a powder and only has 16 carbs per serving not too bad. Life is what it is and I have to make the best out of it.
I am on here daily just don't post much, I do pray for you all. DebbieView Thread
Dave is correct it is the shell you see especially if it is the ER kind.
When I was on them I always saw (the pill) in the toilet so I asked the pharmacy guy and he told me since it is the ER it is the shell and not to worry it dissolves over time in our systems and sheds the skin (shell). DebbieView Thread