Jul. 16th, 2017

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So, it occurs to me that I haven't really been posting on here regularly. I know, shock of shocks. But my life has been a little cray cray the past few months so maybe it's time I update for those who aren't also selling their souls on Facebook.

So, back in April I had a bit of a health scare. Sharp pains in my chest (pin prick style, just a pop and then gone) and got light headed. Went to the urgent care across the street. Turns out, my EKG came back totally normal. Okay good. My blood sugar was 305. Three hours after I had eaten lunch.

So, they had me get my blood drawn to do a bunch of tests and sent me home with a note to make an appointment with my doctor (I don't have one) or to start with a doctor there who was taking new patients. I did not make an appointment.

Got a note from them saying my blood work came back normal and there wasn't a need for further tests. Then a few days after that I wasn't feeling well so I decided to make that appointment with the doctor at the clinic. Before that appointment, though, I wound up having a massive massive MASSIVE anxiety attack on my drive home from work and wound up in the ER. Blood sugar and dehydration, it turns out.

So, I get to my actual appointment. I'm sure you will be shocked to find out that that "normal" blood work I got back included an A1C of 8.6. Feel free to google that if you, like me, had no idea what an A1C even was. Needless to say, my new doctor was like "they said that was normal?!?!?"

So, now I'm on Metformin and some statin. Tracking everything I eat and all my exercise in MyFitnessPal. And I've lost over 30 pounds. I started at 388 and was at 356.4 this morning after my shower. I've just finished two weeks at the gym. Going 3 to 4 days a week. My body is like "holy shit there are muscles there???" It's fun! I actually look forward to it.

I have a glucometer that my Mom had never used, so she gave it to me along with a bunch of test strips for it. If I start feeling janky I test it. Discovered that an 88 means my body starts behaving like I'm having a hypoglycemic episode (which, ironically enough, has very similar symptoms to high blood sugar). The past couple days were baaaaad for high blood sugar with me. Like, really ugly. But I'm good today so far. Granted, I just now ate breakfast (after an hour at the gym) so we will see how the entire day goes.

But, yeah. That's what's been up with me. Also, now playing Final Fantasy XIV because it no longer sucks ass. What's new with you?

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