Sunday, September 23, 2012
Week three was a tough week for me. Doctor appointment on Friday the 14th. A follow up on my health issues. A blood draw show that my A1C is stable at 6.1. That's good news. BP was good, and I lost weight. Other test were not so friendly. My Vitamin D level still remains low. They will re-test in three months. My C Reactive Protein, which measures inflammation levels remains high. That is not good news for my RA, Fibro, and Sjogrens. We talked about fatigue that I have been experiencing lately. Decided I really need to give the C-path machine another try. Since I have sleep apnea, as well as Fibro, sleep issues are a problem. Another problem we discussed was crying. While it doesn't happen all the time, I cry for no reason what so ever.
Doctor thinks it's depression, she knows that I have had a hard time accepting some of my health issues in the past two years. Also some of my health issues contribute to depression. So we are changing my Fibro medicine. I start the new medicine October 1st. Doctor thinks I may have depression. That scares the hell out of me!
Hoping that the new medicine will help.
Since my goals for the previous weeks were working without any real problems, I decided with Week 3 to kick it up a little.
Added an extra 5 minutes to my exercise time, for a total of twenty minutes. .SO SO
Continue to work on a positive attitude ---DONE
Listen to my self improvement tape at night ..DONE
Take my medication daily ... NOT SO GOOD
Use the C-Path machine ...ONE DAY ONLY
I know it doesn't seem hard to do. Medication, I take 14 pills daily, and give myself an Injection. I've never been a pill person. In the last two years I've become overwhelmed with them.
Bottom line is that I'm not giving up. Gotta stop feeling sorry for myself and push forward.
This is the last week of September, and as promised I want to make it the best ever.
Think maybe I will consider I group that deals with depression. It can't hurt to know your not alone.