My Health

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

So, I finally made a doctor's appointment for myself. I go in tommorow. I am still having dizzy spells, sometimes blurred vision, headaches, and I get really tired. I have been avoiding it and didn't know why. I know there's a good possibility that I could be diabetic. I'm so scared I'll have to give myself insulin shots. I'm not afraid of getting shots and I have tattoos but thinking of giving myself a shot really freaks me out. I know I can deal with it if I have to but I admit that I am scared of everything that could come with this. I just went on the diabetes website and read up some more on it. That's when I realized that I was scared. I know I need to find out sooner than later or I could really risk my health.
Yesterday, started off pretty good. I got up, got dressed, had breakfast, and tidied up around the house while Lukas slept in. Then when Lukas got up, I fed him breakfast and got him ready to go. We went to the thrift store and I found some picture frames, a skirt and shirt for myself, and a puzzle book for Lukas. Then we went to the grocery store and then I hauled all of the groceries upstairs and put them away. After that, we had lunch. After that, like so many other days, I got so tired and all I could do was just lay down on the couch while Lukas was destroying our living room. Then when I finally felt like I could make myself get up, I had a horrible headache. My husband gave me some excedrin when he got home from work and all it did was make me jittery. Yesterday, made me realize that I really shouldn't keep going on like this. Not just for me but for Lukas. It's not fair to him that mommy has no energy.


sues2u2 said...

Hmmm, I've been away for awhile so I had to read & catch up.

1) Maybe not a great help but if you are diabetic they have really great pumps that will deliver insulin directly into you from a pump that you wear. Not the most fashionable but no shots.

2) Try eating something that has more protein w/ every meal. I am pre-diabetic & am controlling myself through diet. Even loosing weight which is something I need to do!

3) limit starch (15 carbs or less) to 2 @ breakfast & lunch & 1 @ dinner. Plus have a snack for mid morning, mid afternoon & just before bed that involves some type of protein including milk. (1 cup of milk or yogurt)

I will be anxiously waiting to hear how you are. Hope that what ever it is they can help you quickly!

sues2u2 aka musings in food

emily82 said...

Thanks for the info! I will definitely come back and update. If not today, I'll try to blog about my appointment tommorow.