OK. So I don’t write in my blog everyday. I just don’t have something to say everyday. But today is a good day to write simply because it’s been a bad day. I don’t get them very often, and that’s good. Sometimes days begin well and end badly. Sometimes they begin badly, and they end well. Today was bad from beginning to end.
I went to my doctor’s appointment just for a checkup. I knew my blood sugar numbers were bad because I take my blood sugar every morning, and it’s been really high for a couple of months. So I was expecting bad news from the doctor about that. But it was much worse that I thought!
My blood sugar numbers were so high that he said I needed to begin seeing an endocrinologist. That was not good news for me. I’ve been trying to avoid taking insulin shots to control my blood sugar, but my body seems to have a mind of its own. My numbers were so high today that he was worried about complications arising from such high numbers. I may have to begin insulin because my diet and the medication I’m on are not controlling my sugar. I even lost weight hoping that my numbers would go down. But they didn’t!
So I take a deep breath and try to come to terms with that. My doctor tells me that there is some good news, though. My cholesterol numbers look good, except for my tryglicerides. They are, of course, too high. But my HDL and LDL are looking pretty good. Yeah! At least a little bit of good news.
Now for the clincher. He was concerned because my blood test showed a high count for my platelets. This meant nothing to me because I’m not very smart about health care, but his whole attitude screamed “worried” to me so I knew it wasn’t good. He explained that the high platelet count indicated that there was something wrong. He didn’t know what because I’m not complaining about anything. But he said something wasn’t right.
One thing about my doctor is that he knows I want things explained to me whether it is good news or bad news. So he explained. I may be developing something called, Thrombocytosis. It could be related to an inflamation in my body or perhaps a bone marrow disease. Yikes! How could my body betray me like this! He said that he will watch it for the next few months. Maybe my platelet levels will go down and we won’t need to worry. He also said that Thrombocytosis takes many years to develop, so at this point, watching it is the best we can do for now. Whew!
Well the doctor visit ended, and I’m looking forward to returning home and just trying to relax. But that just wasn’t going to happen. Dan called me to say that he got an email from the building inspector, and we are being fined for putting a motor home on our land. What!!! He asked me to come right home so we can find the letter from the APA that said it would not have jurisdiction on our land. Could this day get any worse!
He and I spent the next hour looking through all of our paperwork looking for the letter. We couldn’t find it, but he said it may be in our trailer on the land. Instead, he called the APA and he asked if they could email another letter to us. They did, and we are not the piece of property they are looking at. It is someone else’s property in the area. Whew, again.
It is now closing in on early evening. Hopefully, the day will end calmly. Nope! Dan decided to do his taxes tonight. Since he retired last June, these taxes are different from what he’s done in the past. There is currently lots of swearing going on in the next room. I’m staying out of sight and quietly watching TV. Hopefully, the evening will actually end well.