Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Tell Tale Sign . . .

I had a doctor's appointment today.  The good news is that my blood pressures down . . . the bad news is that I have high blood pressure, and type 2 diabetes, and high cholesterol.  The only thing I went to see the doctor about was a nagging pain that had developed on my thumb.  My thumb!  And from that visit, I had to get a pneumonia vaccination, pills for diabetes, high blood pressure & cholesterol.  I now also need to schedule an appointment with an ophthalmologist to have my eyes checked and do follow up lab work to make sure that the diabetes medication isn't doing much damage to my pancreas . . . or was it my liver?  OY!!

At what point did my body start to fall apart? My doctor gave me the best diagnosis ever -- LOSE WEIGHT!  How would that have escaped my attention?  He must think I have no mirrors at home.  But in all fairness, he's a great doctor and what he had to say was more than just words, and let me tell you he did not mince the words he used.
So, I gotta cut the carbs and a whole bunch of other stuff that's on the pamphlets I got.  Next step is to do some research on type 2 diabetes and get started on that walking routine I kept planning on; now's the time for it.

Wish me luck!

P.S. -- as for my thumb, got a brace for it; tiny fracture.  It only hurts when I try to grab a door knob to open, twist open a cap or pill bottles, sweep with a broom (very hard to do with the left hand), squeeze a sponge; basically any function that requires my use of the thumb to complete a function causes me killer pain!

Do you know the expression "feeling your age?"  Well, I must be feeling somebody's age and let me tell you -- that it totally sucks!