On Friday I had my regular annual physical with my doctor. I absolutely love my doctor and am so thankful that she’s on my team. She makes going to my appointments so easy.
So here’s what I found out…
Although my blood sugar is a little high, we are going to watch it for another six months.
I don’t remember if I told you that after my cancer treatment early this year, my blood sugar went way out of whack. I was getting terrible headaches and it turns out that it was blood sugar issues that was causing it. My blood sugar was too high. I would test it and it was often well over 200. I ended up at the doctor’s office because between the headaches, the high blood sugar, and the terrible mouth sores, I couldn’t take in any more.
It turns out the oral chemo and the steroids I was on were doing terrible things to my blood sugar numbers.
My doc ended up putting me on an insulin pill and that went HORRIBLY. I was having big fluctuations in my blood sugar and it was dropping dangerously too low. What a mess.
I finally asked my doctor if I could just go off the meds and let time work and my body work and hopefully, the blood sugar problems would regulate themselves.
They came down over 1 point so my doctor was really happy with that and decided to give my body a little more time…and me to watch what I was eating a little more closely and to see in six months or so if I can get it back where it was…It’s totally do-able so we’ll see.
Other than that, my report was good.
This appointment didn’t do any testing or look at my cancer. This was only a regular yearly exam. For those of you wondering, I just scheduled my follow up to my cancer treatment. That will happen at the end of July. If you’ve been following along you know I was treated in January but I don’t learn the results of the treatment until this upcoming appointment. Yes, it’s frustrating but I’ve really learned to leave all of that at the end of my driveway and focus on my life here in the house. When I am dealing with a chronic disease, I think I’ve learned to live that way, reminding myself daily that I am more than the disease. There are so many good and happy days between here and my appointments, I want to do my best to live them up!!
Speaking of good things between now and my appointments, Kalissa, our daughter, and her husband, Craig, went to the doctor on Friday for an ultrasound to find out if they are having a boy or a girl.
Kalissa has zero patience when it comes to that and it’s exciting news whenever we find it out so…do you want to know what she’s having??
Here is what that girl did to me.
After my appointment was done I called her thinking she’d tell me. She said she did something at my house to let me know and I’d have to wait to find out when I got home. DRAT!!
I still had to do my errands and I had to get my COVID booster. AHH!! I thought about skipping it all and just going home but I didn’t.
I wanted to get my booster. I think cases are picking up again and I want to be safe so, for me, booster it is. I did errands and errands…I started thinking about what Kalissa might do to surprise me…