My blood sugars have been fairly stable, though I haven't had a Hba1c since May. My fasting is about 200 each morning but after that it is lower and stays controlled throughout the day. I've been eating and digesting fairly well and have put on 25 lbs. which was truly needed. This time last year I was about 30 lbs. underweight and looked very bad.
It was a hard summer. I got out for pleasure twice, once with my husband and once with my family and my dad. I saw Xmen with my husband and went to KY with my family and dad. He took everyone to the Creation Museum. I made it to the hotel but wasn't able to join everyone for the museum or for the King's Island venture the kids and hubby went to. I was thrilled to see my dad and honestly, the hotel was extremely comforting and relaxing. It had a California King bed and it was incredibly comfortable!
My shoulders have been doing especially bad. I am in constant pain and am considering having surgery on them again. Once Medicaid comes through, I may try chiropractic care and maybe even acupuncture prior to giving in to surgery. Do any of you have experience with either field that can advise me on whether or not I should try them? I would love to hear some testimonials so I know what to expect as far as results.
Iritis has plagued me this year. I have non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drops for it and they help the pain within about 12 hours. It takes a few weeks for the inflammation to be cured, but it comes right back every time. Not having insurance, I haven't seen the specialist for it and am out of my prescription of drops but as soon as Medicaid kicks in I will go back. In the meantime, I've made the text on my computer HUGE!
On a "memorial" note, the mother of one of my oldest friends, Heather, who passed away due to Type I Diabetes problems when she was in her early 20s contacted me by email a few months ago. It was amazing to talk to her and remember Heather so fondly. We were best friends in 6th grade, which is when she was diagnosed. I was diagnosed a few years later but knew quite a bit about it through Heather. We lost touch as we grew up, but one day I was in the elevator in the hospital, flat on my back, and heard her voice. I said, "Heather?" and it was her, in the same elevator! How bizarre, right? We exchanged a few notes back and forth through the nurses and got back in contact with each other for a little while, but lost touch again after that. I just want to say, I love and miss you, Heather! You were so fun and energetic and I'm really glad that is how I remember you. RIP, dear girl ;)