Monday, April 02, 2012

And the endo said....

I feel like I should be saying "behind doctor (door) #1is....behind doctor (door #2) is....."  Because every door (doctor) says something different!

I do like his endo.  She's pretty calm.  She actually looks at his chart and knows whats going on before we get there.

So we talked about how steady all the labs had been prior to the back surgery last year.  We talked about how nothing in our lifestyle, eating, exercise, etc. has changed since the surgery.  And then we asked her why his glucose is going up so high.

She had no answers.

There are 2 options.

1)  gastric bypass surgery
2)  continue to increase insulin and perhaps supplement with regular insulin.

1) he says no surgery ever ever ever again.  I can't blame him after the last one.
2) he says he will not take more shots.  2 per day is his maximum.

And the surgery probably would not be covered by his health insurance.

This morning's test at the office was 258 at 10:30 am and he had not had anything to eat since 6 pm last night.

I asked her if it was possible that something had gone wrong with his digestive system since the surgery, or if he had become insulin intolerant.  She wants to wait and see what the GI says.  We need to schedule that visit tomorrow.

He is so tired today.  Came home and slept all afternoon.  Still tired tonight.  Depression?  Only been on prozac about 5 days.  I'm sure time will tell.

If this keeps up, I'm going to need an antidepressant for myself!  :o)

DW2, I am so sorry for your hubby's lows.  I do think they scare me more than the highs.  I will keep the 2 of you in my prayers.

Sar, I'll guess that 80% of the population in the US is about 3 paychecks away from bankruptcy.  If we do not sell this house within a few months, we will be their ourselves.  I know so many people who are going through it or have gone through it recently.  Most tell me that it is emotionally devastating.  NOT something the spouse of a diabetic needs to go through as we need our strength to care for them.  But I really do understand what you are facing and know that we may be there all too soon.

Here's hoping this is a better week for all of us.


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