Sunday, July 27, 2008

DIAGNOSIS: FINALLY

It's been a while since I've posted but it's been a crazy few weeks around here.

First off, I've been seeing my doctor (well, actually, she's a nurse practitioner (NP) but she's excellent). Since I've been having issues with being pre-diabetic, then being told that I'm not pre-diabetic, then having high blood sugar episodes, we decided it was time for me to begin regularly testing my sugars. I've also been continuing the monitoring of everything I eat to get a better view of what's going on inside me. Since I've been doing this (it's been about 5 weeks now) I've lost 22.5 pounds. Along with all of this and some blood work, I've been diagnosed with Polycystic Ovarian Disease.

A small overview of PCOS is that I have hormone issues that effect pretty much every system of my body. According to the NP, I've had this all of my life and one of the major results of this is being overweight. The body is insulin resistant causing the cells to convert pretty much everything to fat.

I'm not blaming my weight problem on this but it does help explain a lot of it. It accounts for why I have such a hard time losing weight. Even my husband has commented many times about how I can barely eat anything yet still gain. It's been a standing joke in our family that if he eats something, I gain the weight from it.

So hopefully with this diagnosis and with proper treatment (this will hopefully begin this week, pending some more blood tests), I can deal with my weight management a little better.

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Some other things that have been happening is the renovation of the backyard. It's not really so much a renovation as a clean up. Bubba and I have been working to remove the rock from around the patio and have begun turning the soil getting ready to plant some grass seed. I decided mowing the grass would be a whole lot easier that pulling weeds from the rocks every other day.

With the weather being so hot around here, we've been taking our time and working after the sun goes down. The project is going slow but we're really not in a hurry to complete it for any reason. Also, it's been fun for us to get our hands dirty and enjoy some mother-son time not to mention getting a good workout together.

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Gooey's doing well, too. He's growing and learning so fast it just amazes me. He starts with his new sitter when Bubba goes back to school next month and I'm really looking forward to him having interaction with other kids.

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So that's all that's been happening in Mommeee's Life. It's not thrilling but I never said I was a thrill-seeker.

Check back for some updates on me and the kids. I'll try to post some new pictures or videos soon.

1 comment:

kathy said...

I've been wondering how things are going for you! Well that's good that you are getting a diagnosis so you can get on the road to feeling healthy! 22.5 lbs gone- woo-hoo!!