The blood glucose level was higher end of normal range, and I will have another blood test in three month time to monitor it. So I feel I still need to be careful. But I really don’t know what I can do to keep the blood glucose level lower, especially when I’m not eating naughty food for diabetes…
The morning I had my blood drawn, I was actually feeling better. And the “feeling” was proved to be trustworthy from the result of the blood test. Dr TL noted that my parathyroid and calcium level bounced up as well. There is a little concern about struggling liver function. But I think there’s nothing I can do about it, either. I don’t drink alcohol, but my liver is something like the one with alcoholic.
As Dr TL knows very well that I don’t drink, he even joked that he should prescribe wine for me. I cannot remember the name, but there was some substance discovered to be beneficial for our health. Since it doesn’t have taste or smell, they are being added to wine.
He asked me again how it felt when I was really struggling. All I could tell him was that it was like my body (organs) was on strike and stopped functioning, was like I had internal virus infection, and so on. Too many symptoms appeared at once with increased heavy fatigue. Each symptom itself was not severe enough to complain. But when bunch of them showed up at once, it made me struggle really badly and made me alarmed that something wasn’t right. It also made me feel like I was imagining those especially because I cannot describe accurately what was “something is not right”. Dr TL didn’t agree that symptoms were imaginary, but was puzzled by them.
I forgot to mention to him, but when I start feeling little better, even the bleeding stopped.
“Feeling better” is not really a right word to use, though. I’m still struggling with low energy reserve and weakness. Weather is getting really tough, and I often spend a day just lying like a zombie…
When I had this medical appointment, I was feeling oaky earlier in the day. Once I walked in the scorching sun very slowly from my car to the Medical Centre, which would be only two minutes or less, I felt I was in trouble. My heart was racing. I was out of breath, was lightheaded, was off balance, and was feeling tingling and numbness in legs and other parts of my body… I had reasonable time resting in the waiting room, but I was still out of breath in Dr TL’s office.
Oedema in my leg continues to be there. Dr TL seemed to be concerned about it a little. At the moment, he assumed it could be coming from the heat. He will keep monitoring how I would be doing. He suggested to increase salt intake or to increase electrolyte supplements. I am taking extra Repalyte (electrolyte supplement) sachet instead of increasing salt intake because my blood pressure seems to be very unstable at the moment.
Dr TL is having a week off. From the way he works long hours in continuous demands and pressure, I felt he needs more than a week. As usual, he will continue to be busy during the break. I felt little concern about his wellbeing. But I am telling myself that things are different for healthy people. They don’t need to budget or preserve energy reserve, they can do whatever they want and still have enough energy left to do more. And it is really not my place to worry about. He is a capable professional, and he knows exactly how to look after himself.
My next appointment is Saturday after Christmas. A week for severe MEites would be something equivalent as a day for healthy people. I will also see my neighbour friends for Christmas. So, by the time I feel ready for another appointment, it will be already the Saturday.