Interesting chat with my doctor

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N17
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   Posted 4/11/2006 9:38 AM (GMT -7)   
[I'm Type 2] I had my 3 monthly check-up last week.  I showed the doc my b/g scores and he said........ I'm thinking of viewing you in terms of being a pre-diabetic!  He wants me to lose more weight (don't they all) and got me to do a hba1c.  That came back at 5.9 (.1 up from last time). 
I was quite frankly amazed at what he said.  I view my condition with the utmost seriousness (is that a word?).  And I will continue to do so, but for him to say that, well, it freaked me out a bit. I'm still a bit perplexed, but will continue to do what I've been doing for the last 6 months.  Maybe next time he'll say it again.  That'd be nice.
 
Brian
"I love Italian.......and so do you"
"Yes"


Jeannie143
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   Posted 4/11/2006 10:57 AM (GMT -7)   
Brian,
There is a good chance that your numbers blew your doc away because so many patients just stick their heads in the sand and ignore the whole thing, hoping it will go away. By actually impacting your numbers with a lifestyle change you have your doc wondering what is up. Keep doing what you are doing and learning all you can.

Great to hear good news!

BTW, are you a trekie?
~ Jeannie

"People are like stained glass windows: They sparkle and shine when the sun's out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is light within."

- Elizabeth Kubler-Ross


N17
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   Posted 4/11/2006 5:28 PM (GMT -7)   
Jeannie

Oh yes, I'm a Trekkie! Have TOS, TNG and Voyager on DVD. Like quite a few, I wasn't too impressed with DS9. Just waiting until Enterprise comes down in price and I'll get that too! Also love Dr. Who and Blake's 7 (my youngest is named Jenna after Ms. Stannis from the series). If she had been a boy, he'd have been called Blake (which is also the name of a prominent figure in the history of the Royal Navy. Into that sort [military] of stuff too). Stargate was pretty good too. I've read lots of John Wyndham and think that H.G. Wells was one of the best writers, period. I'm just waiting for someone to do a movie of the original War of the Worlds. The Gene Barry and Tom Cruise ones were good sci-fi (except for Mr. Cruise's inability to act a line), but not the real story. Between you, me and 22,000 other boardies, I'm thinking of writing a screenplay to do Mr. Well's story justice.
As for my visit to the doctor. He said that he expected to put me on drugs etc, but has been pleased with my progress. I must keep this running for as long as possible. If they're growing a bladder in labs now that work, they'll be on to the pancreas soon and maybe in 10-15 years time we can all have a new pancreas for christmas. There goes the optimist in me again!

Brian
"I love Italian.......and so do you"
"Yes"


Jeannie143
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   Posted 4/12/2006 12:03 PM (GMT -7)   
(Music playing in the background...) "All I want for Christmas is my pancreas, my pancreas, my pancreas!" (LOL!)
~ Jeannie

"People are like stained glass windows: They sparkle and shine when the sun's out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is light within."

- Elizabeth Kubler-Ross


Pin Cushion
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   Posted 4/12/2006 8:32 PM (GMT -7)   
Gee I am a little disapointed. Jeannie knew your signature tag, but never said anything about mine!
I am also a big time trekkie. I play two different card games baised on ST a couple of times a week. And I am almost always watching the DS9 and TNG reruns, M - F noon to 5pm om spike TV! My wife just says it is because too much LDS in the 60's
 
AL
 
 
Sigmoid Colostomy / Crohns / Type 1 Diabetic / Ostioarthritus / Fibromyalgia / Asthma / High Blood Pressure / High Colesterol / Migraines. Ain't life a joy?



* I think it may be time for a colorful metaphor*


Jeannie143
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   Posted 4/13/2006 7:12 AM (GMT -7)   
AL,
You big silly! You are so full of holes... (Pin cushion... get it? LOL!) How have you been feeling? You've been awful quiet around here lately... I get worried and then I decide not to ask because whenever I ask about a member something bad has happened in their lives.

My fibro is acting up big time with the weather fronts moving thru Michigan. Can't imagine what the peeps in the tornado zone states are doing... Got feeling so bad I had a nice big bowl of macaroni and cheese, homemade.... mmmmmmmmm! Helped my fibro, goofed up my sugars! Sometimes I just can't get there from here.

I just thought N17 might be a trekkie because of the numbers on the Enterprise started with that... I think? (Fibro fog strikes again!)
~ Jeannie

"People are like stained glass windows: They sparkle and shine when the sun's out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is light within."

- Elizabeth Kubler-Ross


N17
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   Posted 4/13/2006 9:19 AM (GMT -7)   

Ah, good guess, but wrong!  N17 is the postal (zip) code of the magnificent Tottenham Hotspur Football Club.  It is also my nickname on the Spurs Australia message board.  My signature tag is of course from Star Trek IV, as is Al's!  I hadn't really thought of my nickname as the first part of Enterprise's registry, but I will now!   It is actually NCC-1701.  As for the current Enterprise (CVN-65), I've heard that she might be on her way down to Australia in a couple of years time.  If so, she should come to Fremantle which means I'd have a good chance at getting to see her.  Live Long and Prosper!

Brian


"I love Italian.......and so do you"
"Yes"


Jeannie143
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   Posted 4/13/2006 12:15 PM (GMT -7)   
Ok, you know waaaaay more trekkie trivia than I do. I am very compressed.
~ Jeannie

"People are like stained glass windows: They sparkle and shine when the sun's out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is light within."

- Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

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