Sunday, April 20, 2014
So my c-section recovery wasn't so great. It could have been a lot worse, so believe me no complaining here. Just really, really slow. They stapled and stitched me and after a week took the staples out. I was split open in half for a month which meant ANOTHER month of bed rest. UGH. My belly was so big I couldn't access the incision so my fiancÚ got to clean and dry it every 2 hours for 6 weeks. Lucky boy ;)
My diabetes reset back to "normal" after I delivered, meaning I just needed Metformin, and I have normal blood work from January. It seems that was just a sigh of relief. The pregnancy destroyed my pancreas, I am completely insulin dependent, on blood pressure meds, and am between stage 1 and stage 2 kidney failure. I was dx 2 weeks ago and I still can't believe it. Can't wait to get to a "real" doctor. My Obamacare doesn't kick in until May1.
I don't feel too discouraged by it, although I know I now have to clean up my act for real. Eat clean, daily exercise, lose the weight and keep it off. I can't screw around anymore...there's no leeway. That pretty little girl is good motivation. I'm just so very tired and it's hard to make time for meal planning, etc. I think as I start to get my sugars down and my kidneys functioning better I will have more energy and this will become easier.