Friday, July 30, 2010
Sort of good news in that for the past couple of months I've have frequent visits with my primary physician and even though I've not been having the best control of certain issues, I've finally got better control and now I'm allowed to reduce some of my daily meds. Of course I may have to increase my insulin regime but for now I don't need to take more shots. As for my walking program that my doctor asked me to stop, he's now given me the green light to resume with the caveat that I only go way early in the morning and not for more than 30 minutes and to cease the program if my feet start bleeding again. I'm to avoid getting too hot which pretty much eliminate any outdoor activity (my current meds make it difficult to regulate my body temp once it gets elevated so getting hot could have some serious consequences. So much for kicking up the intensity, not going to happen. Weight has pretty much stabilized, higher than a couple of months ago but at least I'm not gaining any more.
Lots of little challenges to get back to a healthy lifestyle but certainly doable with a bit more planning on my part. Blood pressure was getting a bit low and so now I get to half my meds for it, at least for the next month before I go back and provide him my daily records of insulin shots, blood sugar readings and BP measurements. Its a bit more paperwork than I've been providing him but I'll probably put it on a spreadsheet and graph it for a quick visual reference. That's about it for now. I hope to see some reductions over the next few weeks.