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.