SOOOO tired, and achy, and my blood sugars were insanely high (in the 400+ range.) Doctor did a quick exam and asked me if I had ever had mono. That was the last thing I would have ever thought of. Mono. I had it when I was 17. I thought once you had it, you couldn't get it again, but she said now they know that you can. So now I am thinking, okay, how does a person have mono and NOT know it? Maybe because I already have Lupus, and it can cause some of the same symptoms. So just being extra tired, and having swollen glands and sore throat, I just thought was the usual Lupus stuff. I am still getting tired really quickly. Doing one chore, or going one place tires me out and I need to rest. But it is getting better. Slowly.
I also have had my insulin changed twice in the last week. Levemir wasn't working for me, so my diabetes doc changed me to Novalog Mix. That worked beautifully, but I started having asthma with it. So then she took me off that and put me on Humalog Mix. It is still working, but I am still having asthma. Might take awhile to get the insulin thing fixed. But my numbers are almost where they are supposed to be. Fasting is between 98 and 150. That is down from between 350 and 450. So, not perfect yet, but much much better.
Then, yesterday, my right leg was swollen and painful, so I asked the doctor about it while I was there. Since it was the same leg that I had the DVT in 5 years ago, she was concerned. Especially since I was having asthma at the time. (Was it asthma, or a PE?) So, I had every medical test known to man done on me. Not really. They did a pulse-ox, which was 94%, and pretty good for someone having asthma. Also an EKG, which was fine, a blood test for some kind of clotting thing in my blood (called d-dimer and I haven't had that test before, not one of my routine tests,) and then a doppler ultrasound test on my right leg to actually look for a blood clot. Results - no clot. Just asthma and a strained muscle. I feel foolish, but I guess once you have had DVT, they always cry wolf and put you through the tests if you start having symptoms again. But that is better than dying!
Note to Joe - my sister called me and told me that her toilet is no longer plugged up. Evidently the chicken eventually just went down on its own.
Note to anyone who cares - Do not flush chicken. Even if it is decomposing in your crock pot sitting out on the kitchen counter for the last 4 days.
Well, I found out yesterday that I have mono. I am now in what they call the "recovery" phase. This could take awhile for me to be completely better, because I have Lupus, and I simply heal slowly from stuff. I was at the doctor's office a week ago, in tears, telling her, "something is wrong with me!" I was just