Tuesday, October 5, 2010

I'm taking the time for a number of things that weren't important yesterday.

(and I still gooooo....)

Anyway.. so let's see... I called both the kidney doc and the GI doc again on Tuesday morning and finally got a call from the kidney doc the SECOND I was on my way out the door to go to rehearsal.
I spoke to him for a few, got some questions answered, I guess. Still no word from the GI doc. NOt my phone nor by mail. Pretty terrible, if you ask me.

On Monday, I left a voicemail for my endocrinologist because for several weeks, despite not eating much at all, and taking my insulin, I have not been able to get my blood sugar below 300, and usually it's much higher. This is not good. I feel mostly "okay" (for me, anyway) so I don't know what is causing this or how to stop it.

According to my kidney doc, my A1C took a hike- I jumped from 8.5, which was a record low, to 9.8. This scares the living daylights out of me.

My creatinine is 1.2, which apparently means that (at the time the blood was taken, at least) my kidney function is functioning at 70%, which is up from 44% and is an improvement. He looked at the results he could see from the GI doc, and confirmed the focal nodular dysplasia, and said that I don't have Hepatitis (duh) and that my "anemia is fine" the "protein is perfect" and iron tests are negative, which is apparently a good thing. He did note the A1C, as previously mentioned, and that my white count is elevated.. but they didn't call on that, so I don't know if it's "elevated like it usually is" or "elevated and needs to be looked into" Hopefully my endocrinologist calls me back so we can deal with this. I am really sick of being dehydrated 24/7 and I feel like I am swelling again. I have maintained a weight under 230 for a month at least, but I don't seem to be losing any more, which bothers me, since I am not eating all that much and being active and taking all of my meds.

Tomorrow...err... today I have a retina follow up. I have nobody to take me/pick me up, so that will suck, mostly due to the long commute and the fact that I will be even more visually impaired when I get out... and it's supposed to rain a lot and my rain coast seems to not be waterproof anymore.

On a brighter note, this is the first time I have made it to a follow-up retina appointment without an ER trip in the middle. Yay!

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