I was depressed yesterday

MEGriff1950
By MEGriff1950 Latest Reply 2012-02-07 23:12:47 -0600
Started 2012-02-06 10:31:14 -0600

My last A1C was 5.9 and my new one is 6.4 but I think that is better. For the 3 months on the 5.9 I had many hypoglycemic episodes, 1 as low as 29 and many under 50. This 6.4 I only had 2 lows and my average BG is 111. Since my BG are very stable between 95 and 125 instead of outrageously high or low I feel that my control is great and can now work at lowering that number even more.
Today I got some even greater news. I have fought workmans compensation since Aug 06. They have harrassed and belittled me all this time. I stuck it out! Today I found out they are no longer going to harrass me but start me on a pension in Aug 2013. This is a ways off but my pension payments will be lower then the payments I receive now so I can plan for that. Oh what a tremendous weight off of my shoulders.
I just wanted to share a bit of my good news :)
Mary


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annesmith
annesmith 2012-02-07 23:12:47 -0600 Report

M A1c was also 5.9 a few months ago, and my ranges are terrible—-they were rated by an excellent doctor as being very very very poor. My approx daily numbers for a LONG long long time now are: 500, 58,68,600,350,320,90,86,600,81,444,580. I don't actually take it that many times in one day, but I tracked it all down..I am very brittle. I feel I need to RAISE my A1c, as I have never been the same since Metformin almost killed me…it set me way way too low. Yet, insulin worked beautifully they said. Now , they said we have an even bigger problem: A1c I feel I need to raise, as I am very tired of lows in the 50s, YET, if I raise my A1c, they say I very well could go into ketoacidosis, as , I was almost admitted for it 5 times in the last 5 years. Am I mad? Yeah..why? Because I feel like I am TRAPPED in an A1c of 5.9 for the rest of my life..sorry to sound so hostile. I'm not mad at the doctors, just kind of wondering what's taking me so long to raise it…I have been that low of an A1c for 3 and a half years now, and each and every time my ranges were extremely erratic, in fact, I was almost hospitalized not just for strong symptoms of ketoacidosis, but for the fact that ever since the Metformin 4 years ago, I have never been the same. I feel trapped…ANNE

shorty31
shorty31 2012-02-07 08:11:38 -0600 Report

good when i became diable i had to wait for almost two years my father thought that i would need a lawyer but than God i didn't. when that first check came i jumped for joy.

MEGriff1950
MEGriff1950 2012-02-07 08:53:45 -0600 Report

Workmans comp has been paying me every other week since the accident. To make a long story short they have been trying desperately to force me into going to college. I have learning disabilities that would make college very difficult and would have to go 3 years for a 1.5 yr degree. The newly assigned vocational counselor did a thourgh study of the job market in this area and found that degree was worthless due to my many limitations. Several years ago I contacted an attorney to help me to fight them. His advise was to wait until the bitter end because he would take 25% of the amount of money I was receiving. I cannot tell you what a relief it is that I no longer have to worry about what they are going to do next.

Caroltoo
Caroltoo 2012-02-06 15:44:21 -0600 Report

That is good news! Thanks for sharing it.

Your stable, though a little higher, BGs sound like good news also. Those lows are too low. 95-125 is great!!

MEGriff1950
MEGriff1950 2012-02-06 16:35:35 -0600 Report

Yes those lows were too low that is why I got off of insulin and glyburide, during that time it made my A1C look good.

Gabby
GabbyPA 2012-02-06 15:41:35 -0600 Report

You are so right and that is why focusing only on the A1c is a failing of doctors if they are not asking about your daily numbers and the lows we can suffer from. I am glad that even though your discussion said you were depressed, you found your sliver lining. That is a beautiful thing!

MEGriff1950
MEGriff1950 2012-02-06 16:37:06 -0600 Report

Yes Gabby I am very happy about it, especially figuring out that I was not failing but stable and can now achieve my goals more wisely :)