Some days ya just feel like a yo-yo! :o)

As you know, went to the doctor last week for a "med check." Got my blood work done on Monday...which was a fiasco, but "got er done." Then the MRI on my "lumbar spine" done too! (no results given on that) I really felt a real sense of accomplishment! The nurse called me this morning with my test results. Still have a severe vit D deficency. (sp?) It must be bad, because the doctor is phoning in a script for Vit D. I guess the vit D3 OTC didn't work for some reason. I'm wondering if now, as I grow older, if the rickets I had as an infant are coming into play. (Both my twin sister and I had rickets and scruvy when we were adopted at 9mos old) I drink fat free milk (gal/wk) and I wonder if it has less vit D than regular milk. Will have to check that. I walk Gracie, so I get out in the sun when I'm feeling balanced enough to walk down the street. Think I'll sit on the part of the deck that isn't covered and catch a few rays to see if that helps. How do you not get Vit D? Was so glad to hear that my chlorestrol is fine! Whew! I bought an Edward's turtle pie as a treat for Bob and I and had a slice after dinner...thought for sure that'd show up. Wait a minute...IT DID! My glucose/globulin test came back at 106 and "normal" is 5-6! Tomorrow, I have to go in for a "quick stick to check my glucose level to see if I have diabetes." Talk about the wind being taken out of my sail! I've been hypoglycemic for years now. Does that lead to diabetes? I will have to do some research because I don't understand if my sugar levels get low, how the glucose level can be high enough to become diabetes. I will admit, that those darn dark chocolate M&M's have thrown me for a loop. A handful a day must not be good, so there goes the theory that dark chocolate is good for you. Shoot! I guess it's time to get out that little wii board and start back up on my exercise routine.  I have to admit freely, that I was rather discouraged & intimidated by the cartoon character who turned around and gave me dirty looks for not keeping up. I really liked Zumba, but apparently my left hip didn't. The doctor showed me an exercise to "loosen up that muscle" so I'll work on that and give it another go. If at first you don't succeed, try, try again, right? That's what my parents always taught me, & that has come into play all of my life, and will continue to be a part of who I am. I don't know why turning 60 has been difficult for me, but it has.  It is, after all a number and doesn't really have an impact on how I feel on the inside. Well, I'm not one to give up easily. So many of us who have meniere's or other disabilities want to lead a normal, healthy life. We may be limited in some ways physically, but not mentally. Our emotions are at times like a yo-yo: up for a few days, and down for a few. Just so we recongnise the fact that we have up days, should inspire us, as they give us something to look forward to. No more Edwards turtle pie for me...well...maybe a sliver once in a blue moon? And the dark chocolate M&M's? just a couple a day may be beneficial, not only to my health but for my emotional well being. :o)

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janiecf
janiecf

The joys of getting older:)
I have a few thoughts on blood work.
My Dr recomended to take 1000 vit D a day, so I do . I don\'t know if it makes a difference, but can\'t hurt.
My blood work came back with everything ok, but high vit B count. I had a shot two weeks before and was taking extra to try and get more energy.
My cholorestrol was great the Dr said I wish I had as good as yours. Made me happy.
Now for Glucose, for the past few years and tests it has come back anywhere between 90 and 123. She said I was pre and can prevent diabetes by removing carbs and sugar, and exercise, which I have for the most part and have lost 10 lbs. I am not sure what your # 5-6 means, but 106 sound like pre and can come down. I do cheat before a test, I eat really well and have no sugar and carbs. It just seems to me at our age when it rains it pours.
Today for some unknown reason I have no energy and feel a bit off, why I don\'t know. As you know we can never know. My hubby says you were feeling so good, yes and I will again i tell him. Went to early vote today, that is done.
Take care and talk anytime, hope I wasn\'t giving weird advise, just my experience, so far
Janie
janiecf
janiecf

PS, Dr said pre is between 100 and 125 fasting.
Mine has been 120 one time and 6 months later 92.
junipers
junipers

I wasn\'t told to fast, but I have been today.No carbs. Smoked turkey breast for lunch and an apple. Hamburger for dinner with no bun..just veggies. Have to watch my carbs..and sweets too! Stress can impact your sugar levels too, and I\'ve been under alot of it lately. I was making homemade bread, but stopped that because it\'s not good for me..or Bob who can eat just anything he wants to and not gain a single pound!
janiecf
janiecf

Men! Look up fasting blood sugar and what the range should be after eating. Yours doesn\'t sound bad to me, but as you know I am not a Dr!