Tuesday, November 08, 2011
So, after two years of steadily watching my health deteriorate and listening to my doctor tell me that I was just borderline with my blood sugars and nothing to worry about, I find myself in a very scary place.
The old doctor vanished and a new one took his patients, including me. I bit the bullet and went to see him with my list of problems.
Headaches 25 days a month
Severe back pain
Cracked heels (sometimes not able to feel it when I put it down on the floor)
loss of appetite
loss of thirst
body not healing (scratches from 3 months ago still just as bad)
and because I know diabetes is in my family, I had started tracking sugars now and again in 2009. In 2009 my sugars were 108-126 but my doc said not a problem. in 2010 they were 180 but again, my doctor repeatedly said I was just borderline and not to worry about it. My health greatly deteriorated in the past few months and I started testing again 2 weeks ago. my sugars are ranging from 243 to 414.
The doc instantly prescribed Metformin and I am going for full bloodwork and EKG next Tuesday. I haven't taken the Metformin yet because the paperwork that came with it states that it can be really harmful for someone who has liver issues etc and my last doctor told me that I had an enlarged liver a year ago so I just really want to make sure that there is no complication first. I know that may not be a sensible idea but with it being a new doctor who isn't yet familiar with all my history, I want to play safe.
Now I find myself really freaking out a bit about all of this and just really wanting to work with the doctor to turn this around or at least get it under control and I know that it's down to ME to do most of the work. I can't mess about with this anymore. I can't continue to ignore my health issues or downplay them. This is it.. time to get serious.