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.