Friday, July 9, 2010

Health Update

I saw my dr. this morning. He did an A1C test on me, which shows the percentage in blood glucose fluctuations over a 3 month average. Normal is 4-6; mine was 6.8. This means I am borderline type II diabetic and heading more in that direction. When your body is under stress (anyone, even a healthy person) your liver adjusts to provide extra glucose to give you energy. Since my liver is becoming more scarred each day, it's unable to adjust as quickly. I don't need to take meds yet - but I probably will sometime in the future. So for now, just keep doing what I do.

He's quite certain I had a very bad virus and it'll be another 2 weeks or so before I get all my strength back. I lost 6 more lbs. since May, I'm getting darn near thin. I had to go out and buy some new shorts this week since the ones I had last summer were literally falling off my hips. Everyone keeps telling me, "You look GREAT!" because I am so much thinner and tan. Ha! If only they knew that the weight loss is not from a good cause and the "tan" is a little bit of jaundice they might understand that looks are deceiving.

I did hear from my backpacking son last night. He figures it will be 6 more days til he is done. He was on a mountaintop all by himself. He's spent entire days not seeing a soul. He did come across a large bull moose and got within 12 ft. - said he got some great pics. I'll just be glad when he's home. I admire his hobbies and admit I am a bit jealous, but there's always that worry back in there when he's hiking solo. Motherly instincts.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend. I'll be trying to do a few fun things while resting (as ordered) in between.