Friday, November 21, 2014
1. Rain and traffic and congestion, today! The medical parking garage was so full that a number of us drove around the entire thing and found nothing. Fortunately when I was coming out of the garage wondering where I was going to find parking, an attendant had just come running up and he let me (and others) park in the staff parking. I wonder why everyone needed to go to the doctor today?
2. The receptionist was snippy with me because late to the appointment and I was a bit snippy back because the parking situation was not my fault but due to bad supervision of the parking area. But she apologized and I apologized and we were all friends by the end.
3. My doctor's appointment went two hours long! This was not all with the doctor but included time undressing, talking to the P.A., waiting for the doc, talking to the doc, waiting for him to come back from an emergency, talking some more to the doc, getting a shot (he insisted I needed the pneumonia shot - happy birthday to me). The bad news. I'm now officially diabetic. He said that I need to give up rice. He's Asian and sympathized with how hard it is to give up rice in an Asian household! But waaaaah! I've already given up gluten so at least he can't tell me to give up bread because I'm not eating it. Also - my liver tests are getting worse, not better. So. . . more tests and off to the G-I specialist for me. He emphatically told me to lose weight. I'm trying! And I don't mean that to be an excuse. I do watch what I eat. I log it. I've just recently been able to do more exercise but I was walking every day anyway and keeping track with my Fitbit. Now I'm going to the Y everyday. And I hope to be able to do Zumba once a week for starters. I'm really frustrated.
4. So next on my list was a visit again to the lab. (I was just there two days ago). This time it took two phlebotomists, a hot pack and finally keeping my arm in a wastebasket of hot water before they could get some blood out of me.