Well, I’m on my second round of the Carafate, and my digestive system is still not back to normal. So I called my Gastro again and basically asked for an Endoscopy, which I will have on Monday. I’m hoping he will see the cause of this constant nausea and be able to treat it more effectively. It’s been a good six weeks of this unsettled feeling, and I’m ready to be rid of it!
The Myoclonus is behaving itself, at least. I haven’t had many more jerks and facial tics since my Neuro changed my prescription of Primidone to 1 1/2 tablets twice a day. Now if I get cold, which is easy for me to do, that’s another story. I do get the occasional shoulder jerks then. Also, I can tell that my mouth tics are just barely under control, as if they are just waiting for a good reason to start up again. But I can live with the dose I’m on now, and I don’t want to take any more of it than I have to.
Eating out continues to be a challenge with the blood glucose levels. You’d think as many diabetics as there are in the US that restaurants and fast food places would be more diabetes friendly, but they’re not. Well, I guess I’m not really being fair to them, because I would find it easier to eat out if I could eat lettuce, as the vast majority of places do offer salads. I can enjoy a spinach based salad, but not a lettuce one. I’ve probably been off lettuce for the last 20 years or so! Since diabetics can’t have baked potatoes or mashed potatoes, either, that severely limits the sides that I can order in most places. Luckily I like sauteed mushrooms, and can usually get those.
Since I’ve not been feeling well, I’ve not been exercising, either. And the scale shows it, as I have not lost any more weight. We bought ourselves an early Christmas present the other day, though, and maybe that will help. It’s a manual treadmill. I had tried out several motorized versions some time ago, and we agreed that I would not be safe on one of them. With the manual one it’s very easy for me to stop and get off, if I feel like I need to. It’s an extremely simple one, with just the one incline level, so I’m only walking for 2 minutes on it right now. We have the resistance level set to a point that hubby can use it, too. So we’ll leave it there until I build up some leg strength again.
So I’m hopeful that the endoscopy will show what needs to be done to stop the nausea, my blood glucose continues to be under control when we eat at home, and hopefully the treadmill will jump start my weight loss again.