I moan and groan about my headaches and various other ailments, but things took a decided turn for the not-so-good this morning.
I'd gone to get some lab work done a few weeks ago and hadn't yet heard the results. So when I called and talked to the nurse, she promised to get back to me. This morning I heard what I really didn't want to hear.
Very high triglycerides, high cholesterol, elevated liver functions, and...a glucose tolerance test.
Y'know, I was in relatively good health until July of 2000. That was when I took Depo Provera, the birth control shot "that you only have to think about four times a year." Yeah right. I finally had to get over being angry at myself for taking that shot simply because I have never been the same since. I won't bore you with the details, but gaining 50 pounds in a year should tell you something. :-)
Now I'm looking at a possible diagnosis of diabetes. To tell you the truth, this doesn't surprise me. In fact, if that's what it is, then at least I know what to target, y'know? I can fight it. I have a history of diabetes in my family so at least I'll have a good support system. :-)
Anyway, the whole point of this post is this: I want to be healthy so I can be there for my daughter, for my family, and for my writing. I have all these goals and dreams and desires, but I can't accomplish any of them unless I'm healthy.
So let the tests begin. Let them poke and prod and do what they will to figure out just what it is that is keeping me from accomplishing my goals. I'm ready!
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