Anyway, so last week I had my blood test done, so Dr. C could check on my HA1B levels. (I might have that down wrong, but basically it is my 3 month blood sugar levels.) First, she tells me that my sugar is going up. Um, no it isn't. I started at 14, last November I was at 13, and this past test, my number was 11. I wasn't really great at math, but doesn't the number going down mean my sugar is going down, too?
Oh, right, she tells me. I was mistaken. But your sugar is still too high. I agree there, it is too high, but like I said, it is going down, slowly but surely. Not fast enough, in her opinion, so she wants me to start taking double the medicine. We tried this before, and double the medicine leaves me light headed and sick. Well, okay, we will give you one extra 500 mg pill of glucophage a day. That shouldn't make me feel too sick. Alright, I will try.
Than, she tells me that my sodium levels are too low. She tells me I am drinking too much water. I do not see how that is possible, because I only drink about 64 oz a day of water. She tells me I can add a package of jello mix or koolaid mix too my water, or- get this, drink more Diet Soda. Has anyone out there in computer land ever been told by their doctor to drink more soda, less water? My Mom was in there with me, cause she had an appointment, too. It's a good thing she was there, because I don't think that anyone would ever have believed me otherwise.
So I am on a new plan, one to get my sodium up, my sugar down, and my weight down. My blood pressure was fine, if a little low. Seems I can't win for losing.
By the way, I do not like her scale. My scale at home this morning said I was 300.8 lbs. Alright, I thought, almost at that magical number of less than 300. Oh, no, according to her scale, i weigh 305 lbs. I hate her scale. I truly do.
How have you been doing this week? Anyone else ever had conflicting messages from their Dr.?
Till next time,
Donna M. Clark