|I know I add a traffic picture to a lot of my clinic posts, |
but I forget how much I strongly dislike
I got to the hospital around 8:30 and went to the Endocrinology wing. Surprisingly they got me in a room before 9, but don't get too excited, because of course I didn't see the doctor until almost 10. This was the first time meeting this Endo. and he was wonderful! He listened to me (which didn't happen the last time I saw an Endo.) and I learned a lot from what he explained to me. Basically, since I retested on Monday and the test was pretty much normal, I'm still not considered CFRD (yay!). I'm still borderline. Also, since I've been testing my blood sugars for the past couple weeks, we noticed that I've had a few low sugar times - mostly between breakfast and lunch when I can't fit a snack in at work- so he said he wants me to work on controlling the lows before we address the highs (which I don't have a lot of at all).
My next steps include adding more high-protein, high-fat/calorie snacks into my daily routine, especially during the school day. This will hopefully help keep my sugars more regular throughout the day. I also need to try to add more protein to my breakfast in hopes that I don't get low so quickly before lunch.
|This is the poster I stared at for an hour and a half|
in my room while I waited to see the doctor. It's a great, simple
explanation of CF lungs. :-)
My CF doctor was very happy with my results. She said that my graph looked very "pretty" and NORMAL! We discussed my weight loss and attributed it to me burning more calories at work, not in-taking enough calories throughout the day and some malabsorption issues I've been having with my enzymes. We decided to try switching my enzymes to Zenpep to see if that'll help me absorb more calories along with eating more during the day. Other than that, she was very pleased with my health and agrees that I'm still borderline CFRD.
|The view of the sunset on the drive home :)|
Around 2:45, I went down to radiology to get my annual chest x-ray. Of course I got stuck with the technician who didn't know what they were doing, so he had to take a couple extra shots and ask for help a couple times. My last stop was to pay for parking at 3:30! That's seven hours at the hospital! Needless to say, it was a LONG day. Plus, don't forget the 3 hour straight drive home. Phew!
Here's the short version:
~365 miles of driving
~7 hours of driving
~One tank of gas
7 hours at the hospital
Several hours of waiting
$18.00 for parking
86% lung function! = LONG, excellent clinic visit for me! :-)