Sunday, July 20, 2008
A Great Day...I think...
I am having some problems with all the nutrition and eating as directed by the kidney doctor and dietician. The dietician said I should be eating 1500 calories a day. I don't know where to get the calories from because as a diabetic, carbs are limited. I think I may check out a team with kidney issues and see if I can find something there that will help me. If they are diabetic, not on dialysis, and have any kidney failure above 10%, they have to limit protein also. If they are on dialysis already, they don't really have to worry about the protein because the machine cleans it up for them. I honestly do not want to be in that situation like my two uncles (both died last year from diabetes complications including loss of limbs and renal failure) and the doctor wants my mother to start dialysis and she refuses. Go figure. I do not want to follow in her footsteps health wise! So I am working really hard on the protein, but it hides everywhere! Keeping the carbs down, also keeps the calories very low. What a crazy cycle!
But the Lord is guiding me and keeping me in control. McKenzie had her birthday party today with cake, ice cream and all sorts of food. Before my appointment with the dietician and kidney doctor, I would have really gone off the deep end and had a little of everything not knowing to look at the protein and only watching carbs. Today, God took my hand and led me away from everything. I had 3 oz of chicken breast (21 grams protein), -1/2 C variety of fruit...2 strawberries, 1 slice of kiwi, l small piece of fresh pineapple(0.5 g protein), -1/2 C variety of vegetables...2, 3" pieces of celery, 1 cauliflower floweret, 2 slices cucumber (0.5 g protein), and 1 very small bite of white birthday cake. It doesn't take much to add up to 50 grams of protein as one ounce of meat, etc equals 7 grams of protein and two servings of protein daily are supposed to be high density protein (meat) ((Sigh))
But honestly, this is truly a blessing (maybe in disguise) but God has given me the time and opportunity to get this straightened out before total kidney failure. Praise Him!!!
God bless you.