The last few weeks have basically been remarkably average days, and that’s a wonderful thing. It seems like I’ve been on a roller coaster now for several years, going from one diagnosis to another, with changes of medicines happening all the time. Then the added learning curve of living with Diabetes to add to the mix. But the last few weeks have been basically NORMAL! I think that calls for a celebration!
I have an eye exam tomorrow afternoon, and, other than a PT appointment late in June, my calendar is empty. I’ve read and re-read all the Diabetes magazines we could find at the Thrift Store, bought a couple of calorie and carb counting books to help keep me on track with food when we eat out, and I’m exercising pretty regularly now. I even have 3 pair of diabetic socks, so I don’t have to keep turning my old socks inside out to wear them in such a way that they don’t irritate my toes.
We had a nice Date Day Friday, and once again I forgot to take the cane with me. Luckily, only one home had any slant to speak of to their driveway, and I managed it OK. That’s a direct result of the time I’ve been spending on the recumbent bike, for sure. We still don’t have our car back from repairs after the wreck, so I did get tired quickly from climbing up into the van over and over again, but hubby didn’t have to push me in, at least.
My jerks are still well under control, although every once in awhile I will get small jerks, just to remind me it’s still there I guess. And, as I had hoped, the Glucophage, which lists diarrhea as a possible side effect, has helped me with the constipation problem. I’m not having to take all the meds I was previously to stay comfortable.
I’ve checked my blood pressure a few times here at the house, and that has been very good, too!
So, I thank God for giving me normal days, and I look forward to a wonderful day today and week to come!!