Okay, so I went to my clinic visit this morning. Got up, showered, shaved, ate breakfast and got myself ready to go … and then got a message in the clinic message system saying it would help if I could fast first, but not a big deal if I can’t. I had asked about fasting last Thursday, but I guess he didn’t see that message until this morning. No matter.
Besides the hernia thing in the abdomen, it seems the neuropathy is spreading in my back, which may explain the weird pains and tingling behind the shoulder blade. 🙁
Anyway, my numbers are pretty good — bp 124/70, my weight is up to about 160-ish (my scales say 155, the dr. office says 166, but I’m naked at home and fully dressed at the dr. office). I’ll have to wait the results of the A1C for my blood sugar results, although my daily finger sticks are within pretty good range most of the time. I finally figured out what the A1C is for — to test how my hemoglobin is ‘sugar coated’. Last time it was 5.8, but I am assuming it will be higher this time. Last test was just a short time after my surgery when I hadn’t been eating much and was losing so much weight.
I also got a pneumococcal vaccine.
Until today, the clinic has been arranging rides to/from my clinic visits, but today I scheduled a Lyft on my own just to see what it would cost. Holy Shit! Almost $20 in each direction!
Riding to/from today allowed road vibrations to ride up into my knee and hip, so I’ve got some pain this afternoon. I won’t try to stand around dyeing today, but I can finish pulling the yarns for custom dye jobs to be done as the week progresses; I can pull yarns a few at a time and get them all bundled and ready to go, and sit to rest in between.
In other news, there’s not much to say. The weather is supposed to be cooling later in the week, so I can think about taking my walks again.