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Dr. Visit blood test results-2 major scares

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Had 2 MAJOR scares at the diabetes dr. yesterday. First I got the results from my blood tests from last week, they were all good and he was pleased, however, my A1C test (some sort of test that measures glucose levels for the past 3 months) said 11%! Now that puts my blood glucose levels OVER 300 EVERY DAY and at almost death level. I have NOT HAD A GLUCOSE READING OVER 180 in WEEKS! One day it was 191 but that is because I had pasta for dinner. That number reading was so totally off, he looked at my blood glucose monitor twice and saw my numbers and said the test was so wrong and there was NO WAY that number was that high! So I had to re do the blood test and the reading came back as 6.9 which he considered good. We both breathed a sigh of relief. He was going to file a HUGE complaint with the lab.

Then there wasn't a thyroid test result on the paper so he sent me to do that. That is where the second scare came in. Had the blood test, left the lab, my abaya (that black ninja style bathrobe like thing women wear) sleeve was wet and I kept pulling it away from my arm. Pulled up the sleeve to find out why it was wet, my arm was all bloody, the band aid was soaked to overflowing down my arm! That has NEVER happened, so I calmly went back to the lab. I could feel my heart racing and my arm hurt. Mind you, I have a GREAT vein in my left arm, it just sticks out real pretty so there should have been no problem. I am NOT a bleeder either, so the lab nurse cleaned me up, pressed an alcohol pad on my arm then another band aid and it stopped. Now the bend in my arm is purple, green & blue, yeah I know for Easter. That was VERY scary! I kept checking it all the way home. I do have a follow up appointment to go back next Sunday.

My blood results are Uric acid numbers are down to an acceptable level, HDL Cholesterol is down, LDL numbers are down, Total cholesterol is down too low, Liver and Kidney function is fine and Triglyceride is up just a tiny bit. He said he is pleased with the 2 kg weight loss but I still need to lose more. Yep, I know and I'm trying. I exercise in some form every single day and have kept it up, if I don't it's only hurting me and no one else.

I made DH an Easter "plate" since I have to go to the dentist tonight to get the 2 teeth pulled.
(Yeah, I know those are Halloween Ghost peeps but I forgot to ask my kids to get me a couple packages of EAster peeps last year and I forgot again this year so we'll have more Halloween peeps next Easter too.

  
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46A39P 4/18/2009 3:09PM

    Wow, I'm glad you are okay. That had to have been scary. emoticon

Have a great weekend!

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RWETHAIRYET 4/13/2009 11:55AM

    Lovely eggs...I like the "Holy spirit "peep.
Glad the scare was only temporary and that he re-ran the blood tests! I would have had a heart attack!

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SUETINGE 4/13/2009 10:48AM

    Yikes! I'm glad everything turned out OK.

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HOPE2BE 4/12/2009 8:55AM

    I'm glad your scares are off. I'm also glad they managed to get the blood stopped. Nothing wrong with peeps from Halloween. Just call them the Holy Spirit.

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PHEW, GREAT walk!

Saturday, April 11, 2009

I got out and had a good walk this morning, it was still only 77F at 8:15 so I quickly got dressed and went out. I managed to walk 2.5 miles in 52 minutes.

Today's SparkPeople Day at a Glance Desk CAlendar note for the weekend is:
You can enjoy a handful (about 25) small jelly beans for 100 calories. REmember that one handful can easily turn into two of three, so enjoy your portion and then keep your hands out of the candy basket. LOLOL, we don't have Easter candy here, they don't put it on the store shelves until AFTER Easter and they do that on purpose, they know what it is. You can't get jelly beans here though. I am however going to dye eggs for my DH since I did find the PAAS kit I brought back last summer.

There won't be any big fancy dinner either since today I have to go to the Diabetes dr and Sunday I have a dentist appt, to get 2 teeth pulled. Other years I made a fake ham using Butterball Turkey thigh meat.

Have a GREAT weekend. I will write tomorrow about what the dr. said.

  
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HOPE2BE 4/11/2009 11:38AM

    If you don't feel well because of your teeth being pulled I will understand why you don't blog. Don't worry if you miss a day. Just feel better. Cured Turkey to taste like Ham would be good for your mouth because of the salt. Salt heals wounds.

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JAVAJO47 4/11/2009 9:15AM

    Good for you that you can dye some eggs. And nobody said you HAVE to have ham on Easter. Aturkey will be grand! The important things is that you are celebrating together :)

Hope the visit to the diabetes doc. turns out o.k. as well as the dentist....yikes! I hate going to the dentist!

Take care my friend,
Jo Ann emoticon

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JAVAJO47 4/11/2009 9:15AM

    Good for you that you can dye some eggs. And nobody said you HAVE to have ham on Easter. Aturkey will be grand! The important things is that you are celebrating together :)

Hope the visit to the diabetes doc. turns out o.k. as well as the dentist....yikes! I hate going to the dentist!

Take care my friend,
Jo Ann emoticon

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JAVAJO47 4/11/2009 9:15AM

    Good for you that you can dye some eggs. And nobody said you HAVE to have ham on Easter. Aturkey will be grand! The important things is that you are celebrating together :)

Hope the visit to the diabetes doc. turns out o.k. as well as the dentist....yikes! I hate going to the dentist!

Take care my friend,
Jo Ann emoticon

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Good Friday

Friday, April 10, 2009

No, I'm not wishing you a good/happy Friday, it's the somber religious Good Friday.

Today's SparkPeople Daily Desk note says:
Drive away from the drive-thru. When you're at the bank, pharmacy, or fast food joint, park and run inside to complete your errands. You'll get a fitness boost (and save gas, too).

Today is our Sunday, it's also laundry day for me. I've been up down, in out, back and forth all at double pace just for added "fitness". I did to a Walk Away The Pounds dvd last nigh, tried to do both the 1 mile and 2 mile but the 1 mile froze up so I'llh ave to check it to make sure it's not broken.

I also watched the Yankees game on Yahoo Game Channel. WOOO HOOOO They won! YAY YAY!

  
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HOPE2BE 4/10/2009 8:15AM

    Robin I saw the newscast on NY Yankees winning. WooHoo for you.
I don't like to go to fast food. If I do I order Salad.

Comment edited on: 4/10/2009 8:16:38 AM

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HOPE2BE 4/10/2009 8:15AM

    Robin I saw the newscast on NY Yankees winning. WooHoo for you.

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HOPE2BE 4/10/2009 8:15AM

    Robin I saw the newscast on NY Yankees winning. WooHoo for you.

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2LABS2LOVE 4/10/2009 7:13AM

    Robin,

Have a nice day emoticon.

Christie

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It's my weekend

Thursday, April 09, 2009

Whopee, nothing exciting happening, went grocery shopping this morning.

Daily calendar note for today:
Celebrate milestones. While your long-term goal may be to lose 50 lbs or more, each pound lost is one step closer-and each one deserves recognition! You never know whom you may inspire-including yourself!
What a GREAT note for today!

  
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HOPE2BE 4/9/2009 6:30PM

    You inspire me with all your exercise and how much you do even in the heat. Do you feel OK after having your 2 teeth extracted? I would be in bed all day. Just been sitting elevating my leg after surgery. Its not hurting as bad as I expected. I put a cold wrap on it which made it feel better. Fixed supper took pills. Only spending small time on computer. Had to tell you.

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April 8

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Today's SparkPeople DAy at a Glance calendar note
Sleep just enough. In one recent study, subjects who slept more or less than 7-8 hours nightly were more likely to gain 11 pounds over six years. Too little sleep can increase appetite; too much means less time moving.

I did walk this morning but even at 8:30AM it was 85F so I only got in 1.36 miles in 28 minutes. I also did a 2.5 mile Walk Away The Pounds for Abs video.

Had the last of the 3 deep gum cleaning today and that one hurt the worst. Now I go back on Sunday evening to get 2 teeth pulled.

  
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HOPE2BE 4/8/2009 9:45PM

    I know you need your teeth cleaned but I hate to hear you have to have 2 teeth pulled.

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