Hi. Wow. I have gone through withdrawl from you all. I've missed you. You are a very important part of my life. I've had time to read a few journals, but not post an entry. So let me update.
Well, the moving is done. I'm so glad. It was hard. A lot of people who said they would show up to help didn't. But some did and we managed fine.
Except for the fact that my legs got really swollen afterwards. I ended up having to go to the Emergency Room. I was given the diuretic Lasix. It helped the swelling go down tremendously. While I was there in the ER they did labs. It turned out my glucose level was way too high. I have diabetes so this isn't good of course. The ER doctor told me that I needed to go to my diabetes physician.
When I went to my diabetes docotor yesterday, he was very upset about my visit to the ER and the fact that from the bloodwork he saw that I was beginning to go into ketosis. So I have to go on insulin. He insisted. He told me that there was a strong possibility that I could get off the insulin someday if I lost weight. I need to eat correctly and exercise daily.
I believe I will be able to achieve this, at least give it a good shot, because I went to a diabetes educator last week. She explained to me how to eat nutritionally and to lose weight. She also explained how she wanted me to exercise. I am very positive about what she wanted me to do. It made sense.
I am not so happy about the insulin, but will do what it takes to stay alive. I have to do this, according to Dr. Raquet. I am going to have to give myself shots in the stomach and legs, alternating each day. And for awhile I am going to be on both diabetes medication and insulin.
This will be a medical regimen where I will be taking blood sugar readings, writing them down along with what I eat, calling insulin readings in to the doctor, taking diabetes meds, giving myself insulin daily. Ugh, another complicated medical regimen I will have to follow.
I am feeling SO high maintenance right now. I have to take care of morning and bedtime meds, an inhaler morning and bedtime for asthma, take blood sugar levels, take narcolepsy medicine, take my insulin daily, exercise an hour a day, eat right, and use my use my sleep apnea machine at night. Oh, and take my blood sugar meds a half hour before breakfast and supper, as well as deal with recording my sugar levels and what I eat and writing them all down and calling them in to the physician's office. I wonder if I am leaving anything out???
I need to make a list up so I won't forget to do anything! Gee, I am feeling somewhat overwhelmed.
Does anybody else feel like they are high maintenance? If so, how do they handle it? And how does it make you feel?
Love you all,