Sunday, October 02, 2005

Sugar Sugar, Oh Honey, Honey

Remember that old Archie's Song from the 60's...Well this is not a posting about that, just wanted to know if you remembered. Sorry for the lack of postings but this has been some kind of week. After returning from vacation I got a little bug. Aching, feeling run down, lightheaded and just plain blah. I attributed to my MS, but it continued to get worse, so off to the doctor I went.

It wasn't my MS. They took blood tests and blood tests and more blood test. Even took an echocardigram. (fancy word for sonogram of the heart). What the doctor determined, by a glucose test and urine test, was that it seemed that I was diabetic. The glucose test of 273 was a dead give away.

So for the past five days I have to "prick" (I finally get to use that word in my blog!) my finger, every 2 hours and check my glucose level and record it to return to the doctor for their amusement. Not to mention I have to give up Mountain Dew, chocolate and all the other wonderful food items that I enjoy so much. Once I give them my report with the additional food intake information, they (being the doctors) will determine the course of action, which is one of three options; change of diet/oral medication/injections. None of these are something I would choose. I'd choose eat what I want, when I want until the day I die. But that really is the reason I'm in this situation, so maybe I better listen to the medical professionals.

So, I've been a little preoccupied this week but I promise to be around a little more this next week. And by the way, Happy October!