• Between Two Fields

    So, it’s been a while since I’ve posted anything here on the old blog, and some interesting things have occurred in my diabetes life since the beginning of the year.  I’ve been struggling with processing some news I received last month and to find the words for this post, so bear with me. On the 25th of January, I had an office visit with a new endocrinologist.  For the purposes of this post, we’ll call him Doc B.  Anyway, Doc B seems like a great guy. He was very easy to talk to, non-judgmental, and, most importantly, he was really interested in my case.  In his words, “It’s unique.”  Diagnosed with type 2 and CHF at 24, issues with medications…

  • The Endo Encounter

    So, you know that endocrinologist appointment that I was panicking over last week?  Well, I survived it.  In fact, it went better than I feared it might.  I do have some reservations about it, but I’ll get to those in a bit.  First, the good parts. Doc D. is a young guy, maybe 34 years old at most.  I’m 31, so we’re close in age.  He was attentive, listened, and took the time to get to know me and my situation.  He asked a lot of questions and documented my responses as we went along.  I appreciated how thorough he was, and the fact that he took the time to process my information and put his recommendations in writing before…

  • A step forward

    Well, with 2014 over, and the Confessions of a broken man out of my head, I’m starting 2015 by trying to get back to caring for myself.  The first step forward has been sorting my medications out into the pillbox and, of course, actually taking them yesterday and today.  I’ve taken my Victoza, Lantus and Humalog as well.  And I’ve checked my blood sugar.  It may not seem like much to some, but it’s a starting point.   It’s something that I know that I need to work on.  A fix that can be made immediately.  It’s a step forward.  

  • More than a little discomfort

    My appointment at the urologist’s office this morning was interesting to say the least. Down right painful and unsettling if I’m being honest. I’m not going to share any great details, but I’ll say that prostate exams and catheters are not pleasant experiences at all. The problem, it appears, is my bladder is not emptying completely. The organ itself is functioning but not optimally. The NP doesn’t seem to think the problem is severe and wants me to try a medication for a couple of months to see if that will resolve the issue. I’m hopeful that it will. I’ll follow up with the office in a few months. As if the experience of that appointment wasn’t painful enough to…