Dr.s and Testing

My next week is very congested with doctor appointments and testing but I am a strong woman who will persevere and get through it all.

Instead of being frustrated over next week controlling my life I am grateful we have very good insurance to cover all the testing I am currently undergoing.

I will be seeing the oncologist for the 1st time since going off the Exemestane. This will be a long visit full of me explaining the side effects and giving explanations about MY decisions to do this.

I will be demanding more answers about the Prolia injections I have had over the last   1-1/2 yrs and what this drug has done to me and my body.

I will be wearing a Holter monitor to that visit from the new cardiologist. This is what I call multitasking.

 

 

 

 

Extreme Diabetes

I have been trying to get my husband to go to his primary care doctor for about 6 months.
He has always been a junk food junky and no matter what I said he would not give it up.

He had lost 18#’s in the last 6 month and he was very hungry. He was getting up several times in the night to pee.

I had my suspicions and even told him I felt like he had diabetes but he kept ignoring all the signs.

At his long-overdue Dr. visit His A1C was 11.6 which is a 3 month average of 285 for his glucose. That is very very high in fact his Doctor used the words Extreme Diabetes.

Normal A1C is 4 – 5.6 and normal glucose is less than 100 when fasting. He had fasted for 20 hours prior to his appointment because the soonest appointment we could get was 3:30 in the afternoon.

He started on his medication on Saturday so we could watch for side effects. There were plenty of those on the first day and different ones on the second day.
He stayed home on Monday to allow his body an extra day to get used to the new medication.

He is taking Xigduo XR 5mg/1000mg 1 pill a day for the first week then he ups that to 2 pills a day.

The junk food junkie is getting a big reality check in his daily diet and some things will be harder than others.
Potato Chips, Chocolate, Cokes and Diet Cokes have to be given up.

His favorite foods are potatoes, pasta, and rice. A few times a month will be about it on those and then it has to be brown rice and wheat pasta.
Potatoes will be rarely.

Wish me luck dealing with a My Junk Food Junkie.

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