Wednesday, May 04, 2011
I saw my endocrinologist again today. He admitted that I have him completely confused so he doesn't know what to do. I seem to have reactive hypoglycemia and type 2 diabetes (which are opposite conditions) but every test he has run to figure out what is causing it or how to correct it has come back normal (I have no risk factors for diabetes by the way). He had diagnosed me with type 2 diabetes 2 weeks ago, but he's now removed that diagnosis because it makes no sense because the only sign of it is my 3 hour glucose tolerance test showed my insulin was through the roof and yet my glucose stayed high for 3 hours, but plummeted to hypoglycemia a few hours later. Yet 2 weeks of testing my blood sugar at random intervals during the day, tracking when I ate and what my numbers were, showed reactive hypoglycemia (my glucose returned to normal within 30-60 minutes and dropped too low several times over the 2 weeks).
I'm staying on the mega dose of vitamin D for a few months then I'll see him again in September to check my blood glucose again and a few other things. In the meantime, he's going to share my case with a few colleagues because he can't figure me out!
So my next step is a neurologist to attempt to figure out why I've had headaches every day for as long as I can remember and why I'm having numbness in my fingers and problems with my legs going numb and lifeless (no, this has nothing to do with diabetes - please reread the first paragraph if you're thinking that). I also am hoping to pick his/her brain about his/her knowledge of the vagus nerve.
I'm working on paying off over $1500 in medical bills from the last 2 months. My insurance will start paying part of the bills now, but I'll still have bills coming in. Once I've got these paid off (hopefully by the end of the month or sometime next month) I really need to go buy a new (used) car. I think I know what I'm going to get, but I definitely can't afford a car payment and medical bills.
Work has me ragged lately - I keep putting in little bits of overtime and the boss is starting to question it. Well, it has to get done and she said I could work some overtime, plus no one realized how much work our new acquisition was going to be. So now I have to figure out how to cut back on the overtime and still get it done. (As much as I'm not liking putting in the extra time at work, the few bucks extra on each paycheck is definitely a good thing!)
I'm debating going out to a couple bars the next few nights in an attempt to win concert tickets. My friends Quietdrive are direct support for Lifehouse at a radio station promotional show, and the only way to get into the show is to win the tickets. I've been trying for 2 months and I've had no luck at all.