Thursday, March 16, 2006

The First Step

So, I went and saw my doctor today and I brought in my log of blood sugar readings. The readings look like my son's hair. All spiky and wild like!

I told him, "I don't know what the heck I am doing wrong! I check before each meal and I seem to go up and down and up and down and I have no clue why!"

He said (I swear), "Well, that doesn't mean you F***** up, you may just be the kind of diabetic that fluctuates. It is not your fault!"

Yes, he said the "F" word.

I could not decide if that made him cool or scary but I do tend to bring that out in people so I am told. (I will save this explaination for another post. lol) I mean, it did make him a little more human and as weird as that sounds, I kind of put doctors on a weird pedistal which is probably a mistake but oh well.

Anyhow, he suggested seeing an Endo and getting on a pump. Um? Huh? I was gearing up to have to go toe to toe with this dude to DEMAND MY RIGHT AS A DIABETIC TO SEE AN ENDO!!!!!

I guess God knows what a wuss I am and decided to get the ball rolling before I could even speak.

So now I wait for my referral in the mail and then I will be able to make my appointment to see my Endo (there is no spellcheck on this thing so I am taking the easy way out and typing Endo for short. hee hee)

I am so excited and actually was in a GREAT mood all day today. I am excited about being born again and I am sure my mom is happy that that statement had nothing to do with her!

Post at ya soon!

P.S. Scott, Thanks for the book man, I am really digging it although I stay up too late to get more pages in! :)


Shannon said...

Awesome!! I'm sooo happy for you! Can't you tell from my exclamation marks!!!!!

Scott K. Johnson said...

What a story! I got a couple good chuckles out of it. hehe!

I would have paid money to see the look on your face when the high and mighty doc tossed the ole "F" bomb out there. Priceless! How bizarre!

I think most of us tend to put docs on those pedestals. No real good reason, in fact we are the ones in charge - you know, the whole "they work for us" thing? I know, still doesn't help much.

Great news that he's referred you to an endo - I think that will also elevate your diabetes knowledge to a whole new level.

What I try to remember to use for the spell check is the tool that is built into the Google toolbar. Something that gets installed into internet explorer, and you can press the button and it does a spell check for whatever you are typing. Very nice. I can't spell worth a damn so I use it often. Why is it that all of our commonly used medical terms are all long and complicated?

Glad to hear that you are enjoying the book. It's a great tool for learning how to use a pump. And now it's the weekend (well, after today anyways) - so you can stay up all night reading!

Penny said...

I'm so happy for you.

BTW, I would have found the Dr's comment scary and a little amusing.