Wednesday, May 14, 2008

The Late-Night Endo Wrap-Up

Today's visit with my endocrinologist had its share of ups and downs, but honestly, I walked away feeling good. I feel motivated. I know I can do this. Let's break down the lab work, since that's what I was most interested in...

Urine check: normal!
Thyroid: normal!
Blood glucose reading at time of test: 116!
In-between metabolic-related readings: normal!

Now the disappointments:

A1c: 8.7, up from 8.3. Gonna be working on that one.
Cholesterol: High. My LDL is 160, and it should be under 100.

Looks like I'll be focusing on healthier eating and remembering to check my blood sugar more often. I got a bigger test strip prescription to allow me to do this, because I definitely find myself avoiding checking my blood sugar sometimes because I'm nervous about running out of strips before insurance will pay for another month's supply.

Anyway, I am far from being where I want to be, but I feel like it's within my reach. I know what I need to do, now it's just a matter of the practical application of those things.

Tomorrow, I have my last job interview for [hopefully] quite some time. Send some good vibes my way, as this job is even a tiny bit more exciting than the one I've already been offered. Writing and creativity are part of the job description for this one, so it's incredibly appealing to me.

I've never been in a position where I could potentially have 2 job offers before. I already have one job in the bag (pending my pee test, which better be clean, or I'll be extremely puzzled), and yet I can't stop thinking about the other one I get to discuss again tomorrow. There is a flurry of activity in my little brain. What will happen? What, indeed?

Here's what's gonna happen--I'm gonna haul my butt to the DMV on Friday, because guess who found her marriage certificate! Hooray for official residence and voter registration, and a big hooray for the vehicle registration I will have soon after! And important documents now have a permanent residence in my filing cabinet. No worries about that stuff ever again.



    I can't wait to hear how it all goes.

    Glad that you left the endo feeling motivated, that's always the goal I think. You can do it!

  2. I'm glad things are really coming together for you, Hannah.

    I haven't been able to find your e-mail address anywhere, so shoot me an e-mail at[at] when you get a chance!



  3. Positive vibing! I'm glad your endo appointment went well, motivated is a great way to leave.

    You've been tagged! Check out the blog...

  4. Positive vibes your way sister!!!

    Wiyh that being said, You've been tagged! You have to write a blog with 10 weird, random, facts, habits or goals about yourself. At the end, choose 6 people to be tagged, list their names & why you tagged them. Don’t forget to leave them a comment saying “You’re it!” & to go read your blog. You cannot tag the person that tagged you, so since you’re not allowed to tag me back; let me know when you are done so I can go read YOUR weird, random, facts, habits and goals.


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