Saturday, November 20, 2010

Prevent diabetes poster child

One of my art pals was here this week. She hadn't seen hubby in quite some time. And in that interim, she has been tested as "pre" diabetic. She said, "You husband is my poster child for what I don't want to be."

I thought that was amazing. At least he is doing some good by being so bad. She has watched him deteriorate over the last 4 years. I was so impressed with her eating. Low to no carbs. No sugar. No white flour. No soda. She is taking all the right steps to keep from becoming diabetic. I congratulated her and I really think she will beat this.

But who knew I was married to a poster child...of sorts?


Something's going on....and I can't figure out what

He is running a low grade temp

The wound on his ankle is slowly healing. 8 new meaning to the word "slow".

His eyelids are extremely swollen and he has an overall puffiness to him

He doesn't eat anything for 2 or 3 days and then he eats every 2 hours for 2 or 3 days

He isn't sleeping at nights. He is staying in bed most of the day.

If I ask him if he's ok, he says "yes"

He decided not to have the back surgery. Now he's thinking he will have it. It's scheduled for 1/31 and 2/2.

The cortisone shot is starting to wear off. Next one is scheduled for 12/8

He doesn't want to make even the simplest what to have for dinner

He was going to go visit his parents for the last 2 weeks of December, now he's not going. (I was going to go with him)

His sugars are running high again...179 fasting.

He is refusing to go to the doctor or get new labs done. He has not had any labs done since June and that was only a partial set, did not include A1c.

I feel like I'm back on that merry-go-round-roller-coaster.

Sorta want to throw up!