So finally an update on my health....
Tuesday, October 01, 2013
Well hello gals. So many things have happened since I was last here. I saw the Pharmacologist Dr. Vinson who works only with medications and as he grouped all of mine together he realized that there were 6 that I could go off of. WHY?? Because I was on 3 blood pressure pills that were almost the same pill so he took away 2. He took me off the Zocor which is one that helps keep your heart healthy but it also works against your cholesterol medications, so he took that one to. He took the Glybaride which I was taking for my diabetes but he said it makes my pancreas work over time and with me having chronic pancreatitis that was a NO NO pill for me. So that made 4 and I was jumping up and down with glee. Then he looked at my cholesterol medication and he said I only needed one of them but it needed to be a stronger does and I could go off the 2nd one. GOD bless his lil pea pickin heart I LOVE a Dr that does not want you taking a million pills. He then looked at one I am on because in 09 when I came out of the hospital I had tremors in my hands and they put me on something for it. He said that might have cleared it's self up as no other symptoms have shown up and he took me off of it, pending I do not get the shakes again.
So there went 6 of my 11 medications and I was pumped. Then he put me on prescription fish oil to help with the cholesterol and triglyceride's so that bumped me back up to 6 medications. I have not been on 6 medications since I went into the hospital way back in 09.
So I was thrilled with his work.
Next I want to see my brand new Endocrinologist who as some of you might know works with people that have diseases of the blood like diabetes. His name is Dr. Sarambasoth but he said call him Dr Sara and he is so nice, very young but he spent 3 hours with me going over my diabetes medications and he agreed with Dr Vinson about the Glybaride. We talked about some new medications out there like Victoza and Byetta but he said they both would over work my pancreas and that was not something I needed to do. He did increase my Levimer insulin to 90 units a day and said if that did not help keep my morning sugars lower he was going to put me on one that lasted a bit longer than 24 hours. He kept me me on the Humalog and on a sliding scale and NEVER once mentioned my weight. I could have kissed him as I know I need to lose this weight for better diabetes control without anyone "harping" at me about it and he never said a word. He did tell me he wanted me to see the Nutritionist about my meals. And I see him again the 25th of this month.
Next I met with the Nutritionist Pixie King and WOW did she tell me some new things about my eating habits YES I TOOK MY JOURNAL IN WITH ME AND IT HAS EVER BLT(BITE LICK TASTE) WRITTEN IN IT.................She said what I needed to do was cut my FAT intake down to 20 grams a day, now for a normal healthy person or diabetic who has their sugars under control their scale would be 50-60 grams so it is a DRASTIC decrease but if it will help me get my blood sugars under good control then so be it. I am going to change my tracker on SP to track my fat grams and then I am going to get back to tracking my food on here like I use to. That way I can be VERY HONEST with myself and see how I am doing. I go back to see her on the 23rd.
Now I have not been to see my regular MD but will see him on the 18th and I must have a fasting blood sugar so I made the appt for 9 am. That way I can go and then head home for breakfast or maybe I will make it a brunch with lots of healthy recipes.
I will say that on June 30th my A1C was 12.4 and then they took it again July 18th and I already had it down to 8.8 my DR was so pumped about this and he just sang my praises then he sent me to all the above Dr's.............ha He wants my A1C to be 7.0 or lower so that is what I am really working on.
I will say my biggest problem is my sleep habits, yep still being the night owl and then going to sleep in the early am hours and not getting up until 8 to take my blood sugars but then going right back to bed. I need to get in the habit of when I get up at 8 am I STAY UP. So I am really going to work on that bad habit first so I can get my meals back on track.
My 2nd worst habit is eating late at night. If I get up at 1pm and have breakfast, I need to have my *so called* lunch at 5 pm and then my *so called* dinner at 9-10 pm and then I am back in the bed at around 11-11:30. Yep it is a vicious cycle that I must break and there is no time like today to do it.
So there you have it ladies, for those of you that have been keeping up with me and what all is going on, this is it in a nut shell.
I am really actually doing good with my eating but I have to get some exercise back in my plan and with the weather changing here to cooler days I will be able to go outside and walk some. I can't wait until we move back to my home town and I can go walk with my mom around the park or anyone of my high school friends that walk. It will be great.
So there ya have it gals, Nimsy takes control of her healthy life. Now I just have to hang on like there is no tomorrow.
I CAN DO IT! I WILL DO IT!
Love ya all dearly.