I need to end this diabetes downtime I've been having. I was doing pretty well, and then recently I've slacked off on BG monitoring, good eating, exercising, remembering to take all my medications...
I guess we all need a vacation now and then, but it's been tough getting out of this vacation mentality. "Back to work, brain!" I tell my mind. My mind, in turn, says "Okay!" while not getting up from the lounge chair and reaching for another mimosa. Does it count the carbs in that? Hell no.
Am I proud of this? Hell no.
I need to make an appointment with the endo nurse practitioner. I haven't seen her in months and she's usually pretty helpful. However, it's just the dread looming that keeps me from picking up the phone. A doctor's visit means lab tests. Lab tests means I'll see just how much I've messed up lately. On the other hand, if things don't look too great, it's not like I'll be surprised. Sigh. This happens to all of us.
In terms of getting more excercise, the apartment complex's pool opened this weekend, so I think some swimming will be in order soon. I'm not the best swimmer, but hey...kicking around with a pool noodle, back-stroking from one end to another, horsing around with my husband AND staying cool sounds like some really terrific exercise.
Slightly random question for those who might know: what does it mean if one of your ankles is more swollen than the other? My ankles swell up a lot, and the right one seems worse than the left these days. Should I be concerned?