Well, what can I say. I woke up Friday with a scratchy throat, and spent the day sucking one Halls after another, trying to keep the sore throat at bay, as I did not want to ruin our Date Day. We did have a nice time together, but by the time we got home I was feeling rough. By Saturday morning I was really sick. Hubby’s Easter Cantata was Sunday morning, so I went to church, even though I probably should have stayed home.
By Sunday night I was running a fever, and I felt even worse by Monday morning. So, I went to the doctor with my suspicion, and the test came back positive, as I had suspected. Strep.
I’ve had strep throat so many times over the years that I can almost tell when I’m getting it again. I still have my tonsils, and when it hits it hits hard and fast. None of this week of a cold that doesn’t get better … no, Mr. Strep hits full force from day one.
He gave me a shot, and hopefully I will be feeling better in a few days.
His nurse asked me if I was checking my blood glucose levels, which came as a surprise, as nothing had been said about doing that when they said I was borderline diabetic and put me on Glipizide. So, we stopped at Walmart, and I bought the testing kit that had the cheapest strips. They really do cost a lot!! The one I bought has strips that cost about $.50 each, while most were more than a dollar a piece. I read all the directions and tried to take a test reading before lunch and another two hours after lunch. Assuming I did it right, the blood glucose level was 90, which is smack dab in the middle of the normal range.
I had such a hard time finding anything I thought I dared eat at our local Chinese buffet on Sunday, I am looking forward to being able to quantify that food’s effect on my blood sugar, so I’ll enjoy eating there more.
Of course for now, there’s no exercise program going on. Aggravating! I was doing really good, too. But it wouldn’t be a good idea to stress my body right now. I’m still counting carbs and reading everything I can get my hands on about pre-diabetes and diabetes. I’m keeping a daily detailed log of my food intake, with carbs totaled. And I’ve learned a whole lot about diabetes, too.
I’m feeling much more knowlegable and in control right now, so now I just need to get my throat and all the post nasal drip settled.
On a brighter note, we mailed more packages yesterday than any other single day ever.
So, I continue to read everything I can find about diabetes, I’m learning to use the testing kit, and I’m getting as much rest as possible, while I wait for the Strep to go away.