After several tests, the doc could see a film over my right retina which is pulling on the retina causing the blood vessels to leak into the film. The only way to get rid of this film is by surgery. So, the next step is to have the surgeon take a look at it and decide when to schedule surgery and all that jazz. Neither hubby nor I remembered to ask what caused the film, but I’m guessing it’s my diabetes.
There is a film in my left eye, however, it isn’t over my retina and not affecting my central vision.
So, I though I’d drop in to keep y’all posted. Hope you have a great weekend!
All of you Dads out there – Happy Father’s Day!!
Thursday I go in for a Nuclear Heart Stress Test. I’m okay with it, except for the shooting of the die into my body to see what the heart is doing. I have to remember NOT to have caffeine of any kind … tea, chocolate, coffee, etc. I have notes on my calendar at work and at home for NO Caffeine!
Doc wants to do this since I had a gripping pain that took my breath away for a few seconds as I was walking into WalMart. Although it seemed more like minutes as I tried to breath shallow so the pain would ease. Plus there’s this heaviness around my chest … *sigh* … not fun. He just wants to be sure that everything is fine. Since I have diabetes, this disease can mask the normal symptoms of a heart attack. I just feel so special!! HAH!!
Truthfully, I will feel better once they have the results of this test. That way I will know what’s going on and can work on that couch to marathon training.
Tonight was the last performances for Season 5 of So You Think You Can Dance. Even though I adore Evan, I think the top two dancers will be Brandon and Jeanine. They both outdanced the other two. I guess I’ll find out if the rest of America agrees with me tomorrow night. Did I vote? No, I figured I’d leave it up to the rest of America.
After I sat on the couch watching this show for 2 hours, I figured I had better get up and moving. So I walked/jogged another 2.5 treadmill miles. Two days in a row, hopefully I can keep that up.
My blood sugar reading this morning was 97 … WOOHOO!!! I am extremely excited! When I got home from work, it was 92. I’m a very happy camper!! I hope that stays where it is. But … like the direction of the wind, my blood sugars are very unpredictable.
I’m working on getting the grass in our new house green. So every night I’ve been hand watering (no sprinkler system). I must admit, the area by the street that was brown and dirt is starting to fill in and turn green. I think another week of a good watering, and it will look like the other yards in this neighborhood. I really don’t have much unpacked. One can walk into our front room without stacks of boxes everywhere. But other than that, I really haven’t been unpacking. We’ll see how the weekend goes. But, I’m not holding my breath.
Well, it’s time to hit the hay. I’ve started working 5 days a week again. Well, sort of. I work 10am to 2pm on Monday and Friday and all day on Tuesday through Thursday. This schedule may only last through August as we have gotten slow again. Almost too slow, which is very scary. Here’s hoping the economy is really doing a turn around and does so in time for our slow season to be a good season. I miss my extra days off, but … you know … need the moolah to pay the billahs.
I’ve been trying to walk on the treadmill each night, however, with the packing, I only have enough energy to walk about 2 miles a day. I guess it’s a good thing that I’m still walking though.
Why do I always wait until the last minute to pack? Now I’m scrambling and frettin’ … I’ve been working on it a few hours each night this week. I can’t wait for Thursday when I’m off, to get a good day’s worth of packing in. I was going back and forth between working Thursday or just taking it off. But, in looking around this still full house, I think I’ll have to forget about the extra bucks and get as much done as possible.
Hubby has a shoot on Friday (qualify with their weapons) so that will give me a good part of the day by myself to get more things packed. Here’s hoping I can stay away from facebook long enough!
Two days in a row my morning blood sugar readings have been below 120. That is a very good thing for me. I’m hoping tomorrow it is again lower … but we had Taco Bell tonight. We were running errands and I got hungry … so … fast food it was. I did walk on the treadmill tonight, but … we’ll see.
I have no idea why I’m still awake, probably because I did just finish walking on the treadmill and I want to make sure my heart rate comes down, before I go to bed. So here I sit, drinking water and eating a piece of bread.
So how’s it going in your neck of the woods?
I was supposed to help serve the pancake breakfasts at the lake. Well, after yesterdays outing in the sun … I was done with the sun for the weekend. I’ve started taking my other diabetes medicine because it works differently from the one I was only using. There are two bad things about this med though, one - I need to be covered up when in direct sunlight; two – my muscles cramp … something I’m gonna have to ask the doc about.
The reason why I started taking this med again, is that it works 3 ways. The one I remained taking makes the pancreas release more insulin … which is wierd because the pancreas only has so much insulin … once it’s done … it’s done. Plus the fact that Type II means my body is insulin resistant, so why do I want to dump more insulin in my body when my cells are not accepting it? Way confusing and frustrating is this disease and meds. Anyway, we’ll see how this goes for the month.
Now that I have my weight challenge … I’m working on getting active. Especially since we have the move at the end of the month, it’s probably a good thing to get the body going.
I’m putting it out here in blog land … hopefully it will keep me accountable to lose the weight and get my sugars in a normal level.
Y’all stay safe out there … I know it’s a day for celebration … but don’t get too carried away.