Friday, April 12, 2013
Monday afternoon our computer crashed. Thankfully DH is a techie and has been fixing computers all his working life. It took a LOT of time and we still had to run the house and shop etc. DH does all the cooking and some of the cleaning. He is also my grocery shopper until I get my walker so I can go too. Anyway, He had it better by Wednesday night and I was able to read a few of my 325 emails!!!! I was also able to login and get some Spark pints. Thursday just emails and Spark points and now finally today I am up and running again. I hope that never happens again. Thankfully HE was on the computer when it crashed and not ME!!!
Lots has happened this week and many changes are taking place around and about me. I had decided to only weigh myself once a month for a while as weighing in each week was stressing me. Then on Tuesday afternoon I went to get results of my bloodwork and xrays. This was not a good thing, as the office called me and said the doctor wanted to see me. He never wants to tell me anything good, so I knew I was in trouble. First, as was the case last year, my Uric acid id high. I have already been following the list of foods not to have often so we feel my weight is causing the issue. I have to be on the watch for Gout , of all things. My bone density is the same, low, and I continue to take calcium. He wants me to do some more strengthening exercises to help build my bones up so I am seeing the phsyotherapist starting monday afternoon. I guess I will at least be getting out of the apartment more but it is difficult because I don't have my walker yet and it is a 10-15 minute walk from the bus. I will do it and be glad of the therapy. My back and hip xrays show osteoarthritis in each and the physio will address this also. As for the pain, well, I can only take x strength Tylenol for pain, so it will be what it is. Then came the shocking news. I am boarderline diabetic! I have never had any trouble with high sugar before and I am just a touch of the boarder. He has put me on the G. I. Diet. Glycemic Index. DH and I used to follow that diet on our own and we both lost weight and felt great. DH went into the Doctors room with me so he is well aware of the urgency of the issue. I am to have NO SUGAR. In any form. The diet lowers your blood sugars and balances them out. It is a bit carb restrictive but only those from grains mostly. I cannot have bananas, kiwi, melon or pineapple. I also have to restrict beets, corn, most root vegetables and keep my saturated fat very low. I can have nearly every veggie and fruit going as well as low fat and lean meats and low or fatfree dairy. SOunds tough but it is quite simple to follow and suits our lifestyle well. I also have to take my BP twice a day and weighin every week. I have to go to his office every month for bloodwork and to be weighed. He is so serious, thank goodness!
And so that is what I have been up to. We start the diet Tuesday after shopping for the new foods we need. I have already cut out all sugar and am quite nervous to be going out to dinner on Saturday. I will have to choose really well.
Sorry if anyone thought I had given up as I was in such a mess earlier on. I have started to take the stairs here in the apartment when going to mom's or outside. It should help me and it is not as bad on my back as I thought it would be. No pain more or less.