I wanted to tell you what happened at my doctor's yesterday. First, I lost 2 pounds, so THAT'S okay! My doctor asked me if I brought my meter for him to read it and I confessed that I don't check my sugar. They check it every month but the readings have been good and I thought I'd been mis-diagnosed. I asked them to check me and they did. It was 447! I said the test was wrong, it couldn't be that high. So they tested again ~ 449! The ONLY symptom I had was I was VERY thirsty, like I drank at least 10 8oz glasses of water while I was at the doctor's. But when I saw how upset they were at my number, I guess I kind of went into shock. I became very, very lightheaded and dizzy. They gave me 30 units of insulin, which I have never had to use before. They made me sit for 15 minutes or so to make sure I wouldn't have a reaction to the insulin.
The doctor prescribed Avandia and Byetta, an injectable, for the diabetes but when I got to the pharmacy I found out that I couldn't get the Byetta because it's a "prior-authorization" med! So, I have to wait till September 1 to get that. I'm taking the Avandia but the Byetta makes it work waaay better. Dad-gum insurance companies!
After we left the doctor's we stopped by my daughter's to see her and the grandboys. I don't know why but EVERY muscle from the knee down started cramping very badly! Terri, my daughter, gave me a foot rub since the toes were standing straight up I was cramping so bad! Then my Ron gave me another foot rub and they got a little easier. Thank God! But I got charlie-horses in both calves! The left one is bad enough but I can flex the foot and stretch it out but the right ankle is fused and won't flex so that calf hurt soooooooo bad! I finally got them to settle down and I drove the 80 miles back home!
Weird, huh? I was totally shocked by that news and I wanted to share it with y'all. BTW, my pc has been so slow lately so I am waaayyyy behind on my emails! So, if I've ignored anyone, I don't mean to, that's for sure! I love every member of this team, which is why I wanted you to know my news!
Big Hugs to the Team!
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