A1C heart problems

By marla50 Latest Reply 2011-06-17 08:52:47 -0500
Started 2011-06-16 08:38:31 -0500

The good news is I dropped my A1C from 9.5 to a 7.9 in 3 months. Also I avoided having another heart attack. The bad news is I had to have another stint put in. My artery was 90% clogged as was the last one back in 2/10. I had a heart attack in 9/09. That's 3 stints in 2 years. I think my diabetes is taking me down rapidly. I have alot better control over my diabetes but what's that saying," It's a little to little a little to late"? There comes a time when you just have to honest with your self. I don't have much time left. I can't work anymore and they won't give me disabilty so I have no money. I live off my 75 year old mother. It's horrible. I'd like to go see my grandsons. I'd like to do something as simple as take my granddaughter to the movies or get her some ice cream. I worked for 30 years,I paid my taxes. There are people out there getting disability and there's nothing wrong with them. Ok pity party is over. Oh,one other thing,my diabetes has effected mynerve endings. If I don't have this surgery,I could loose the use of my hands. I can't have the surgery because I can't be off my plavix for 5 days.

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Tender Tips
Tender Tips 2011-06-17 00:36:18 -0500 Report

Good for you for the effort you put in to lower your A1c-that 's got to help the other issues won't it? You are in my prayers for help with your health and financial challenges.

DragonImp 2011-06-16 20:29:04 -0500 Report

Hi Marla, congrats on lowering your A1C from 9.5 to 7.9. Hang in there, I understand your frustration and will keep you in my prayers. Speaking from experience, I know how hard it is to lower your A1C. I am constantly working on keeping my goal under 6.0. When I was first diagnosed as diabetic, I had an A1C of 9.6. With lots of encouragement and support from my doctor and his staff I was able to lower it to 7.7 in approximately 3 months. Remember to stay with fresh fruits when you can and when you can't, buy the canned fruit in light syrup, water or juice. Also don't forget to rinse the canned fruit under some cold water. I hope this tip helps a little. I am currently still working on keeping my A1C under 6.0 and it is a constant struggle. Also keep in mind that the lower the A1C, the less damage is being done to your body.

I pray that you new stint will alleviate some of your heart problems and will keep you in my prayers and am sending good thoughts out to you.

Keep trying for the SSDI, and don't let the bureacrats put you off. Get a lawyer if you have to, but be persistent. Keep applying, many people are denied benefits the first time. They figure that if you give up after the first try, you probably didn't need the assistance that badly.

Always remember that we are never given more than we can handle by God and that with God everything is possible.

With much love and support. Hope to be able see good news for you soon.

cottoncandybaby 2011-06-16 21:33:23 -0500 Report

Marla, You certainly have a heavy load to carry, but you have the love and support of all of us here…You did a great job lowering that A1c, it is not easy to do. I got mine from 8.5 to 7.5, but took a while to do it. As far as the Social Security Disabiility, it is very common for people to be denied the first time, both my ex-husband (who had a stroke during brain surgery! and in wheelchair for life!) was denied, but then was approved soon after, as he had to reapply again with an attorney. Also my fiancee' who has shoulder and back problems stemming back from his service days, was denied the first time around, but was recently told by his attorney that he was approved for it, and should hopefully see a check within next few months..I think the key is to call an attorney, even one you see on commercials on TV. A lot of time they will only make money when they win your case and you won't have to pay. That was how my fiancee', Ted, did it. He has not paid a dime to his attorney, and when his check is finally cut through the VA, the attorney will take his cut, about 20%, then he gets the rest of it. Worth a try…you certainly deserve it!! Keep your chin up and never give up hope…Amy

Louri 2011-06-16 19:23:34 -0500 Report

way to drop that A1C! My heart goes out to you for needing another stint, you will be in my thoughts

jayabee52 2011-06-16 19:09:34 -0500 Report

Howdy Marla
Congratulations on your good news Marla!

Sorry you are having the other problems.

You should be getting SSDi IMO. If you have applied to Soc Security and have been denied, perhaps you can go to a lawyer who specializes in SSDi cases.

No one should have to go through what you are going through.

I will be praying for you that you get accepted for disability, and that your nerve endings (neuropathy?) won't get worse.

best regards

Harlen 2011-06-16 15:00:16 -0500 Report

Way to go Marla keep up the great work
You did better then I did lol lol
Realpy and keep doing it ,they always sey no the first time .
Keep at it .Get your Doc to right down that you cant work and send a coppy with your App.
Hugs and best wishes

MewElla 2011-06-16 09:03:06 -0500 Report

Congrats on dropping the A1c for the last three months, but sorry to hear you need another stint put in…I want you to know you have my thougths and prayers…God Bless You…

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