So, yesterday at the clinic I was given a blood glucose monitor, plus the lancets and test strips. I was told to get a fasting sample (i.e., first thing when I get up), and then another one about 2 hours after a meal, probably my mid-day meal. So, my first sample this morning was 280. YIKES! That’s really high. But, I’m now on metformin, which is suppose to help somehow, and after I see the endocrinologist there may be other medications to further help the situation. That’s good.
Also at the clinic yesterday I got the first shingles vaccine. They warned me I may have ‘flu-like’ symptoms and be sore. Almost all day yesterday, until into the evening, I was feeling pretty ragged all over. Then it lifted and I was able to stand up and do some work pulling hanks from cones. I was also warned that the location of the shot would be sore. Yes. Yes, it is. Not a lot, but worse than a flu shot, for sure.
I nearly always prefer vaccines and other shots on the left side. My go-to automatic-fall-asleep position lately has been on my left side. Because of course it is. So I spent the night feeling that sore spot, when I would wake. But, I did actually get almost 8 hours of fairly good and restful sleep.
We have a cold front that came through yesterday, and it is seriously cold (for Houston) this morning, at 36ºF. It may get even colder tonight, but then back into the 60s and 70s over the weekend and into next week. That’ll be nice.
I have some work to do today, and then tomorrow I go downtown for an ultrasound on my aorta and a CT chest scan. Not sure what all of that entails. I have to be fasting for the ultrasound.but I was told there’s a snack shop at that location so I can get a coffee or snack before the CT scan. Yayy. My regular clinic in Pasadena doesn’t even have snack machines. 🙁
Onward into the day.