Thursday, June 18, 2015
I thought I was doing a good thing. I thought that by working out 5 times a week and getting under 200 pounds I was on the right track to meet my health goals, lower my cholesterol and lower my risk of diabetes. So I went and had labs done last week, took blood and they happened to miss the A1c test.
Today I had the follow up appointment for that lab work. My cholesterol is going in the right direction, but not very fast, my resting heart rate is 88 beats per minute, which means my platelets are sticky and I had to do the A1c today. They will call with those results. I have gone from 0 drugs taken to now needing a diabetes medicine, a blood pressure medicine (not for hbp but other reasons) a baby aspirin a day to unstick the platelets and a cholesterol medicine.
That is alot to take in for one visit. I cried. I'm still overwhelmed by it. It's going to be a long day.
Plus I need to see a dietician and get a glucose meter. It wont stop.
I need to keep working at the weight loss and bring those numbers down, take the meds and live a long healthy life. It's just a hard pill to swallow right now, thinking that all the struggle to get to this point was for nothing. But its not for nothing. Its for me, it needs to be for me and a fulfilling later life.
I just need to vent and pout for now.