Saturday, July 3, 2010
It has been a hell of a week. Last week, I saw a new GP because my back was out. Because I was a new patient and due, he ordered routine blood work. On Monday I met with him to discuss the results. Since I was asked to come in I knew something was wrong. I was sure that the problem was my cholesterol but I was wrong. The problem is that I have diabetes. Just, sh*t! I have been afraid of this for some time. My brother & sister are both diabetic, we are Hispanic, and I could definitely stand to lose weight. I am very aware of these risk factors so I try to eat a healthy diet and walk on the beach a few times a week. Obviously, I should not have been surprised but I was just gob-smacked. I have made an appointment with my brother's endocrinologist. There is no choice but to deal with this but I am not liking it one little bit.
In the mean time, in order to work off some of this nervous energy, I decided to move some things around, While moving something else, I tipped a wrought iron table over onto my foot. The bruise is spectacular but at least it is not broken. In fact, once the initial agony passed, it only hurts if I touch it. What I did do, though, was to re-injure my back. You heard right, my back is hurt because I dropped a table on my foot. Yes, indeed, this has been a hell of a week.
At this point I am alternating between simple knitting (my brain is fried) and reading Diabetes For Dummies.