Tuesday, September 22, 2009

It's all fun and games until... PART 4.5

Well, I can't tell that the eye is really any better. I go back to the ophthalmologist next week, but I don't think (with the possible bad results) that I'm going to opt for surgery.

My appointment with the endocrinologist got moved up to October 10th, so at least there's that, I guess. After the ensuing joint swelling and pain, the hormone therapy is supposed to do wonders (after a period of months), so I'm hopeful about that.

My blood sugar seems to be hovering in the 130-140ish range. I get my A1C checked again toward the middle of October and go back to the doctor to check on that.

Looks like little bits o' news about my continuing saga will still be popping up throughout October, so there ya' go.


Wednesday, September 16, 2009

It's all fun and games until... PART 4

I do not have growths within my pituitary gland. I will not need surgery. THANK GOD. I haven't met with the endocrinologist, yet. My appointment is set for NOVEMBER 18th. Yeesh. I guess two more months of feeling like this won't kill me, right?

Floaters go from fuzzy to nearly in focus by the minute. Oddly, my headaches have decreased. I must be getting to use to them. Maybe they need names.... Driving is a must, but probably not the best idea.

The doctor believes that with my continued watching of the diet, my diabetes will be under control without medication. Keep your fingers crossed on this one, 'cause the hormone pills are apparently pricey.

Now, this Friday night, Drew's off for another one of his drug studies and Tim's stuck with the closing shift. He is very disappointed that he can't go to Italian Fest in Collinsville that night, so, if you're so inclined, bring him some food from the festivities. ;)


Wednesday, September 9, 2009

It's all fun and games until... PART 3

The saga of my eye continues and gets a friend.

About a week before the eye incident, I when in for a routine checkup. After some blood tests came back indicating some low hormone levels, I had the blood tests done last week that showed that my pituitary gland was under-preforming. Basically a cascade failure of my entire endocrine system. Yea! So, this morning, I spent 45 minutes having my brain scanned by MRI. The beat, by the way, of the MRI machine seems to fit perfectly with the beat of "Funk Soul Brother", except for the fact that it goes on for the better part of an hour. (So, it must be the super-extended dance mix.) Anyway, I get the results for this new test on Friday and then get to visit an endocrinologist to find out if I get to take medications for the problems for the rest of my life, or get to take the medications AND have surgery. Don't'cha just love life?


Wednesday, September 2, 2009

It's all fun and games until... PART 2

So, the floater(s) is/are still around but sometimes move out of the way. Fewer headaches this week. If stuff doesn't clear up by the end of the month, we get to talk about possible surgery. On the good side, my blood sugar is 138 today, so it looks like cutting out soda and slightly modifying my diet will keep me from having to take any diabetes medicine. I get to go in for ANOTHER blood draw this week for an A1C and some other tests. I'll keep you apprised.