Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Up & Down

Geez, from a great high to a new low. My doctor's office called me yesterday. I should have known that since they rarely call me, except to remind me of an upcoming appointment, that it wasn't going to be a good call. (Why do I forget to panic then rather than later with these odd phone calls? Same thing happened when I got a call in the middle of the night that my Grandpa had died. It never crossed my mind that no one calls at that hour with good news.) The doctor's office was calling with the results of my blood work. Turns out my potassium levels are a little high whereas they have never been high, never even made a little blip on the numerous tests I have had done these 2 years I've been a diabetic. High potassium just screams kidneys to me. Well, it should to anyone who is on team diabetes. I wish I could tell you that I didn't panic and didn't let a tear or two roll down my face (at work!) and that I completely Cool Hand Luked it. However, they did say that maybe something cause the elevation and would like a retest but, since my next appointment isn't until September, that perhaps I could retest the few weeks before. In my shock and panic, I said ok. However, after I started thinking about it, I called them back and asked if I could retake it now. The wait would kill me.

So, what could have cause the spike? I researched and it could be my meds, like my birth control, but, I've been on birth control for so long why would it finally cause that? Maybe my diet? I was fasting since I had but also I was fasting from meat and pasta since it was still Lent and I had blood drawn on Good Friday. Honestly, I don't know. I just know that the idea I had after Easter will come into effect next Lent. That idea is not participating in the Lent sacrifice. It's hard enough being a diabetic during the off season but to also abstain from a food thing (which doesn't have to be food related) is torturous. Instead I will go the charity route and fulfill my Lent sacrifice that way. Regardless, I'm fine with this decision. Saturday, I get to give blood again, my favorite!
On a happier note, a waffle with Nutella, yo! I put on a little more Nutella than usual but it wouldn't leave the spoon, ok?

I'm suddenly in the mood to watch Clash of the Titans, 80s version as well as Say Anything with a young John Cusack. After watching Hot Tub Time Machine, I never realized just how tall he is.

"I gave her my heart and she gave me a pen."


Ali said...

"I have this theory of convergence, that good things always happen with bad things. I know you have to deal with them at the same time, but I just don't know why they have to happen at the same time. I just wish I could work out some schedule. Am I just babbling? Do you know what I mean?"

Hope the highs overtake the lows <3

Margie said...

Lloyd Dobbler is The Man.