Thursday, August 21, 2014
So! Have had some peculiar little things going on - UTI, lots of pvc's, gums sore... (You get the picture.) Went to the dentist yesterday to see what was up with that. He thinks the UTI was the culprit, and once I finished off the antibiotic the inflammation just sort of went away.
Then today I finally got to see the new diabetes specialist that took our Joanie's place. LOVED her! She had me come in Tuesday -- pre-appointment -- for blood work so she'd know what was what. I can tell she's on the ball. The long and short of it is (after a not so great visit while I was working the first of the year when my A1C climbed to 6.7), I'm back at 6.1 again. I've been working very hard to get my sugar back there. My weight was the same, which is freakin' amazing! My bp was 120/74 and my cholesterol was excellent at 163. And as I suspected, my thyroid med was out of whack which is likely why I've been having so many pvc's. So got that adjusted.
I told her about the extreme "I-need-a-bed-right-now-or-I'm-going-to-go
-to-sleep-right-here-on-the-floor" fatigue, and she is wondering if it might be a lack of B12. So she's running a blood test to check it. I had to have B12 shots right out of high school, so maybe? It would explain a lot.
So I'm doing a happy dance. And like any felon just let out of their cell, the first thing I did was run off to Starbucks and then come home and have some popcorn. Ok, celebration accomplished -- and over...