Not interesting, so what?
I’ve had a couple of interesting conversations. As a graduate, when I left university, I did’t expect to be having great conversations as a 43 year old. I was very wrong.
Sorry. My endocrinologist was a young lady which in 39 years was the first time (at this point, I realise I may be old), as the long term partner, it was great to meet someone knowledgeable and new. Of course there’s the usual thing: sensation tests of the feet (I have a couple of blisters from some walking in inappropriate footwear – Compeed is your friend in these cases), blood pressure (124/82) showing a stressed Sam and the all important Hb1Ac.
We discussed re-stabilisation, target areas, changes in that high blood sugar now makes me feel really hungry, food, bolusing types, sanity checks (sometimes, I do take a few hours or days off), weight, lipomas, insulin kinetics, transplants, stem cells, Celiac’s, early menopause, HRT, coming off HRT, research directions, helping train inpatients and staff on pump use, timing of adoption of new treatment types and motivation. There was no mention of statins
It was great, I really enjoyed it. It doesn’t stop me being completely stressed out the night before. I know it’s unlikely in my case, but finding out I’ve missed the fact I’ve lost all sensation in my extremities or my kidneys are failing (or worse) is the stuff of childhood nightmares. Hence the blood pressure result. I know it looks normal, but I have been measured at 101/50, which completely freaked out the person taking the measurement on the day.
Since getting back from holiday, I am keen to maintain the level of fitness I got while skiing for 10 days, as after day 1 I seriously thought my body just wasn’t going to take the strain. I don’t want to be there again.
I am exercising at the gym 4 days a week (all before 8am, during the week and 10am over the weekend :o). I am watching what I eat and all the usual stuff. I am no longer collapsing on the exercise days when I return from work, so things are getting better. I am looking to develop a non-gym class habit too. (I work at a desk and that’s been a little harder to bed in. I am looking for opportunities, like taking the stairs. Much is missed from my phone’s log as I try to wander round the office not carrying my personal phone).
I have taken a week off, from the gym. I am starting up again on Saturday.
Much like any changes to my basal rate, these things take time. It’s good to appreciate them.