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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!
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    Whatta lovely comment you wrote on my blog-I enjoyed reading it so much! And I'm hoping the diabetes doesn't act up for yu!-Lynda emoticon
    1952 days ago
    1957 days ago
    Glad the new meds are helping you. I hope the side affects from them go away so that you can keep up with them. As for you having to make a gift I think that is better then anything store bought, as it shows you care and it is something unique just for them. Sorry to hear that you had to do so because of your truck needing repairs.

    May you enjoy your holidays.
    1957 days ago
    Be strong, The Lord thy God is ith you.
    1957 days ago
  • GEORGE815
    Sorry for all the difficulties. I was diagnosed with Diabetes 2 in May/June of this year. I have never heard of pills and shots(not Insulin) to treat Diabetes, but I'm always open to learn something new about Diabetes.
    I attended an infectious disease class where Hepatitis A, B, and C were discussed. B is usually spread thru sexual contact. I am sorry to hear that yours came to the aid of someone who was carrying the virus.
    $500 is quite a repair bill. But if someone said a bearing, tires, brakes, and rotors on a truck was only going to cost $500, I couldn't say "yes" fast enough. Good luck never the less.
    Hope to hear from you again.
    1957 days ago
    Wishing you the best.
    1958 days ago
    Glad the meds are working and hope eventually you can get off it. That was always my goal when I started out. In the meantime, hang in there!

    POOP . . . isn't it always the way that something expensive happens when you least want/need/can afford it. **SIGH**

    Teen girls: my dd loves CD's, gift cards . . . stuff like that. She's 17.
    1958 days ago
    Glad to hear the new meds are working but I hope the side effects go away soon.
    Sorry to hear about the truck, just think what would have happened if you had already
    bought Plex his gift. I'm sure he'll appreciate whatever you give him, just happy to be
    together and in good health.

    Perhaps you can bake him something too. A way to a man's heart is thru his stomach, lol!
    1958 days ago
    I think it is sweet that you are making Plex's Christmas gift. He will know it comes from your heart!! I love homemade gifts. Just the fact that someone took the time to do is so appreciated!! SOrry to hear about yout truck!! I have a feeling I too will be replacing my brakes and rotors when my car comes up for inspection. Always something isn't it. Hope you feel better!!!

    1958 days ago
  • AJB121299
    Good luck
    1958 days ago
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