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Very little good news from my last blood test

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

My nurse practitioner called me with the results and I'm not doing as well as I thought I was. My thyroid, blood sugar and iron levels aren't good ( how much meat do I need to eat???) and my kidney function isn't what it should be either. Add that to the heart issue they were so concerned about in the hospital and well, I feel like I'm kind of a wreck. I broke down for a little while yesterday, but not before I argued with the nurse about the results. I know it was silly to argue but I panicked. I asked about my blood sugar levels most of the time I was in the hospital and they were slightly elevated, which wasn't surprising considering that sweet stuff was the only food I could eat that didn't taste crazy bitter, but now my blood sugar is too high. She said sometimes a traumatic surgery will push the body into diabetes... Which hardly seems fair.

I do have a plan, which is eating even better than I was, eating even more iron rich food and walking whenever I can. After today no more caffeine and definitely no soda, and even more water. I get another blood test in a month, and I'm hoping I can get my blood sugar level under control in that time. I'll do what I can, with the understanding that it may not be in my hands to get better, or at least not completely. I know some of my problems stem from the autoimmune disease, and all I can do is try and mitigate them. If I've done my level best to keep getting better and it continues to not be enough, at least I will have tried.

I'm less depressed about it today than I was yesterday. Last night, though, I found out that my fiance's son's co-worker tested positive for covid. Of course I'm concerned for my soon to be stepson, and for my fiance, as well as myself. Hopefully he will be tested soon, although I don't know what we'll do if he's positive. He's young and healthy, but it's still worrisome.

I'm still keeping myself busy planning my wedding and my honeymoon, and I'm very grateful that I have those things as a distraction. These are scary times.
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  • CROUCHINGFLEA
    I'm so sorry to hear that! I know sometimes those news can beat us down, but you have a firm plan, and it sounds like you are ready to implement it! One thing that I found out after my gastric bypass is that calcium and iron fight to be absorbed, and so if you are taking extra iron supplements, don't take it at the same time as calcium, take it two hours before or after. I didn't know that before my bariatric doctor told me!! So maybe that will help, if you take supplements. I have to take supplements after that surgery, to keep up with all of my vitamins and minerals.

    emoticon I wish you the best with your new plan and hope that your new labs next month are better!!
    61 days ago
  • 1CRAZYDOG
    OH my dear, so many functions are tied to the thyroid, including blood sugar regulation (a bugger!). I wish you luck getting the blood sugar back to par.

    And hang in there w/the iron and kidney problems.

    Sending healing vibes and hugs your way. It is overwhelming.
    62 days ago
  • MDOWER1
    Take it easy this will pass
    62 days ago
  • COACH4GOOD
    ❣ ur honesty! I have med issues too! Do you know of book "YOU CAN HEAL YOUR LIFE!" by Louise Hay, frm HayHouse Publishing? U can find on Amazon; Life CHANGING! Also, I've been using Newton's Homeopathy for autoimmune disorders 5⭐s!😁
    62 days ago
  • GEORGE815
    Blessings. I am Diabetic and am trying a new diet. It is difficult to stick with, but I am trying the best I can.
    62 days ago
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