This will probably be fairly short since I’m a bit depressed and so not in a good mood.
A few days ago I had a sudden pain hit in my upper right side. Craig took me in to see Dr. Garcia and he ordered blood test and a CT scan. We thought it might be my Hepatitis C kicking in, it’s been really quiet for a long time.
I went back today to get the results… all the tests and CT scan were normal… except my blood sugar was high. He diagnosed me with Type 2 Diabetes. To be totally honest I DID expect to be diagnosed with it eventually since my Granny was diabetic and I’m a lot like her. So, why it hit me so hard, I don’t know.
I guess I might be feeling a bit guilty since I knew I was a candidate and still didn’t watch my diet very well. Maybe I wouldn’t have diabetes if I had. Let’s face it, I went the first 30 or so years of my life not HAVING to watch my diet. I couldn’t gain an ounce no matter what I tried so I got used to eating whatever I wanted. Then, when the weight started going up and up I was still at a loss. IF I had started way back then would I have diabetes now?
Remember my post about me taking on all the illnesses before I came to Earth? Well, I think I must have hit on the D’s! Ok, yea, I have a few that are not D’s but so far D’s are in the majority.
Here’s a list: Asthma, Arthritis (where I had Scoliosis surgery), Hepatitis C, Degenerative Disc Disease, Dystonia, Low Blood Pressure, and the new kid on the block… Diabetes, and the previously mentioned Scoliosis. I guess today I just found it all so very overwhelming, but I know God only gives us what He knows we can handle.
I know that given a little bit of time I’ll get it all in perspective and learn to live with this new addition with something close to a sense of humor. Just, today, I keep asking “What next?” Not that I REALLY want to know the answer to that.
By the way, we did finally get moved into the new house and we’re loving it. Our allergies are a bit better and will get even more better once we actually have grass in the yard. Right now it’s dust and of course Harley has to have a roll in it before he comes in the house and shakes it off. Dusting and sweeping are almost a 24 hr job around here. The dogs all like it since there is more room for them, I think they think we bought it just for them!
IttyBitty learned a very hard lesson a couple of weeks ago. He kept getting in Harley’s face and Harley would warn him but Bits wouldn’t listen. Harley finally had enough and got Bits. At first we only saw a bit of fur missing and he wouldn’t let us touch him. We thought it wasn’t bad. The next day Chloe started cleaning on Bits and I went over to make her stop, I call her Angel Girl for a reason. Bit’s was hurt worse than we thought. We took him in to see Dr. Becky and she kept him overnight and stitched him up, almost shoulder to shoulder. He’s been on antibiotics and we’ve had to wash the wound every night but it’s healing. We thought he’d get the stitches out today but she wants to hold off another week on it, more bathing for him and an antibiotic cream to go on it. She estimated his age at 7 -8 years, I knew he wasn’t as young as what we’ve been told by previous owners. He’s got grey hair popping out here and there. He and Sofie have really buddied up. I guess because she’s close to him in size. When we first brought Bits back from the vet’s she wouldn’t let the other dogs near him. She’s eased up on her gaurd duties a bit now but she’s still very watchful and protective. Harley is a little bit easier on Bits now and Bits will still get in his face but not as much or for long.
Well I did get a bit distracted when I started talking about Bits and Harley, might have been a good thing so I’ll leave this post at that and say