Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Once again I ran out of time in my day to type out a decent blog. So I will be trying to make this quick.
My GI doctor did some simple blood tests on Thursday and I called today to find out that I am hypoglycemic - about 2 hours after eating an apple, my blood sugar was 36 (should be 65-99). Of course, this was too much work for so many other doctors to do in the last few weeks to find this out. ugh Apparently needing 2500 calories a day to maintain a weight not much above underweight is normal!
Not sure what this means, but it is a step in the right direction - the primary doctor can eat it because this is obviously not just stress. This is me being maltreated by yet another doctor. Why can't I find a doctor with a heart and who abides by the oath to first do no harm?
So I'm seeing a new general practice doctor this Thursday to see if there are any other tests to be run before heading to an endocrinologist and a neurologist. Considering the primary care doctor is the one who is supposed to be running blood tests and other diagnostic screenings before resorting to a specialist, this is just ridiculous. What is the point of having a primary doctor when they don't do anything but throw medication at you and tell you you're stressed?
Other quick notes, my washer died just over a week ago - luckily it was during the last load (I only do laundry about 1x/1-2 months). My father came up for all of last week and my parents helped out by giving me a 3 month early birthday gift to help me buy a new washer, which was delivered on Saturday. While my father was here, we went looking at cars, since mine needs to be replaced. Still working on narrowing the field, but once I choose a make/model and a few other things, my bank (credit union) offers a free service of having a personal car buyer who will track down what you want, negotiate the price, find the best trade-in deal, get it into town to check it out and purchase it. That will be a HUGE help once I can choose what car to get.
Spring is coming, though both too soon and not soon enough. Minnesota is about to become a huge flood zone, and we have more rain and snow coming this week. I might have to have my father come back up with his boat so I can get to work. ugh