Tuesday, August 5, 2008
Well I had another Dr's visit today. Not good. Actually terrible. I thought I was doing really good with my sugar (since the highest it had been since I was on the 2 meds was 131). Not so. The doctor wants it at 100 or below(but not lower than 80). The Dr says I'm severely diabetic. He was going to put me on insulin shots(something I REALLY want to avoid). He put me on a third oral med and said if there wasn't a significant difference next month, then I will have to start taking insulin shots. That also means I have to get off my fat butt and start exercising. I was doing fairly well with that and then the last 2 months I just haven't done anything and my weight has ballooned back up over 200 lbs(that's right, I'm not embarrassed to mention my weight or my age which is 47 by the way). I also have hypertension so I am now on blood pressure medication. Plus I'm extremely anemic and have a b-12 deficeincy. It would probably have been easier for me to tell you what I don't have wrong with me LOL. So now I am on a total of 6 meds. That's just too many. So I am trying to get the right mindset to help myself get off most if not all of them. And trust me, it ain't cheap for all these meds, either. I have really good insurance (thank you, Hut), but my meds still run over $200 a month. Made me think about all these older people who are on Social Security and fixed incomes. I don't know how they do it. Actually I do have kinda an idea. When my parents were alive, I found out my parents were only taking 1/2 of their doses or skipping months here and there because they couldn't afford their meds. When I found out, I got with my younger sister and one of my brothers and we all took turns getting their meds. My parents were too proud to ask for help. My younger sister got the needles for my dad's insulin every month. My brother Jimmy and I would pay for insulin and other prescriptions. It wasn't cheap because they didn't have insurance. Sometimes I thought if I could find a crooked Dr. I would have had the prescriptions put in my name so they'd be cheaper. And you wonder why people commit insurance fraud. People cannot afford meds even with insurance. This country really needs to wake up and take care of it's own citizens and to hell with the rest of the world. (Sorry, had to get that off my chest). Thanks for letting me rant and rave about my problems. I don't want any sympathy, I just needed to bend a few ears.