I’m still having bouts of this horrible thick cough, mostly at bedtime and on getting up. I don’t smoke, and never have, but it makes you wonder what I must be allergic to to set off these spasms. I called the doctor’s office again yesterday to let them know the cough syrup just wasn’t working at all. This was the one that was supposed to knock me out, and other than feeling a little woozy the first day, I couldn’t even tell I took it.
So, he sent me off yesterday to have a chest X-ray. I’ve had pneumonia too many times not to know what that feels like, so I’m sure it’s not going to show up that way. This is more like mucus is stuck in the main bronchial tube, and no matter now hard I cough it just stays there. I took the last antibiotic today, so we’ll see what develops.
I’m getting pretty good at pricking my finger and testing my blood glucose. There have been a few times that I felt shaky and hungry the way I was feeling. Those always came on low glucose levels, but none were low enough to be concerned about. I’ve been very good about keeping track of everything I’m eating and trying to keep my carb intake to around 45g per meal and 15g for snacks. I’m also watching the calories, as I really do need to lose weight. I figure if I could lose about a half a pound a week I could be at a good weight in two years. So far I’ve lost a pound. It took me a long time to get this heavy, and it’s going to take awhile to get it off and keep it off. I certainly don’t want any kind of crash diet, on top of all the other health issues I deal with.
I’m finally caught back up with posting requests for help finding lovies on our Search Service. I got way behind when I felt lousy. I’m back to working on my exercise program, doing about half right now, just to ease back into it. My legs got pretty weak the last few weeks. High powered antibiotics do that to me, besides being sick.
I’ve been reading everything I can find about pre-diabetes and diabetes, until I’m finally beginning to absorb what’s involved. There are still a lot of numbers to get stuck in my head – below 70 is low blood sugar, anything over 140 before meals is too high – that sort of thing. But I’m working on it, and have cut out a few particularly helpful articles to add to my health binder. I started that when I was diagnosed with Parkinson’s, added articles to it when the diagnosis was changed to Essential Myoclonus, and now I’m added information about Diabetes. I’m beginning to feel like a doctor!!!
I do feel better today than I have since this laryngitis cough strep mess all started.