Divorce aftermath and other topics

By w8chd Latest Reply 2017-06-21 15:28:02 -0500
Started 2017-06-18 06:53:28 -0500

Stress, especially from a divorce (29 years together) does wreak havoc with daily readings. That is all over with for several weeks now and things are slowly getting back on track. My daily readings have improved overall. Thirty day average is down to 161 from 215 in March. My goal right now is getting it to less than 150. I'm getting there. If you're wondering what my A1C is, I have no idea. As I don't consider it to be a reliable/ accurate test I pay no attention to it. Considering the number of changes ones body goes through over a three month interval I just don't see how it can be accurate.
The first weekend this month was rang in with a three day "vacation" in a local hospital. Another place developed on one of the toes on my left foot. Been some problem with one or the other for about two years running. It is on the way to mending by the way. Just will take a while. Usually when in the hospital your readings are messed up because you rarely get the exact meds you take at home in the dosages you take at home. I was very impressed. They did everything the way I do it at home. It worked out great. The only problem I had during the stay was a misunderstanding during my discharge instructions. Without asking first they had made a follow-up appointment with my primary care provider listed in my file. I no longer have one. Haven't been to one since last October, officially dropped them in February. Took almost 15 minutes to make them understand that. I'm guessing the nurse and social worker hadn't encountered that issue before.
In a nutshell, in spite of the divorce and hospital stay, I have things personally and medically just where I want them. I'm looking positively towards the future, to getting life back on track and things are moving in the right direction.

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Dr Gary
Dr GaryCA 2017-06-21 15:28:02 -0500 Report

HI w8chd, thanks a lot for the update on how you're doing. sounds like you are doing pretty well, in spite of some challenges. As you have probably been told, divorce is a loss like other losses in life, when we experience a loss, we go through a grieving process. I am not a physician, but it has been my experience with clients that strong emotions, and stress, can have a physical impact. I am guessing that you are in the process of finding your new normal after a big life change. I hope you are getting lots of support, and taking care of yourself physically and emotionally. Please keep us posted, my friend.

Consueloj 2017-06-18 18:37:00 -0500 Report

Im so sorry you've had to endure so much stress! I hope things continue to go in the right direction for you. You are a true Toughskin!

GabbyPA 2017-06-18 10:19:54 -0500 Report

That is great to hear. Divorce is much like a death and the process of dealing with it can be long and hard. I hope that you have great friends to help you when you need it. You have always been very self advocating, so I am sure you will find your way out the other side just fine. I would be cautious about your foot issue however. That can get away from you very quickly. Have you considered a wound therapy treatment? Getting it gone is really important.

w8chd 2017-06-18 15:14:16 -0500 Report

Thanks for the kind comments. Yes I do go to wound care for any foot related issues.

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