Friday, December 14, 2012
I went to the doctor on Monday to get an antibody titer done. I needed to know if the vaccine I had gotten as an EMT for Hepatitus B took. It didn't, so I will have to repeat the series. That's not a biggie to me. While I was there, the doctor looked at my diabetes meter, and didn't like the numbers he was seeing. You see, when the switched me over to the other medication my numbers stayed higher. He thought once I adjusted it would get better, but it didn't. So he made another switch.
I now take a pill twice a day, and a shot once a day. The shot is not insulin, thank goodness. This one tells my pancreas to increase insulin output while telling my liver to slow down sugar output. Within a day I am seeing results. Since Monday, I've come back into the ranges he wants to see, and this is happy making for me too. On the down side, the meds have some side effects. One of them being nausea. The other has me feeling like I am preparing for a colonoscopy. The doctor had warned me about this, and told me another side effect was weight loss. I told him I would try it for the benefits to the diabetes. If I lose weight, I'll consider it a bonus. I didn't think I'd be losing it this way though! I haven't weighed in yet, so we shall see what a week on this stuff has done to my weight. I am hoping that as I continue to adjust the other side effects will fade.
And just to keep life interesting, my truck had to go in for repair on Tuesday. The bearing went in the drivers front wheel, which means I also have to replace the tires, brakes and rotors. $500 to get this done....right at the holidays. Happens every year it seems. Oh well. I need the truck, so I will just have to deal. Plex knows that fixing the truck means I can't get him anything at all for Christmas. So I will be making him some LARP clothing as a gift, and will get him something special when I can afford to again. Now to figure out what to get my nieces. Nephews are getting magazine subscriptions that they asked for. I just continued the ones I got them last year, and they love it. They are easy to please. Teenage girls...a little harder. I'll manage though.
Welp, back to work. We are being audited and I am working in the back room filling requests for information. Busy busy!