Woke early today, like... 2:15 or so. BGL fine, though I did eat some nuts... My hands itching and tingling-- and I realized that I forgotten my medications (my B12 in particular!) last night--and it's too close to the next dose to be taking it now. Ugh. Kind of nauseous, too, because I didn't eat right away... and there's no milk or bread, and I was so busy with the laundry yesterday that I didn't do the kitchen things: there isn't a single clean dish in the house. AGH! lol
And... I've got all kinds of paperwork to gather for the review for DSHS, because they've denied me the last six months (apparently not enough receipts??)... talk about STRESSED!
I had an appointment with my oncologist this morning, just before lunch... to go over the labs from last week. All the cancer markers are NORMAL! HURRAY! LOL On the other hand... Dr. Rose was concerned because I am apparently anemic! Wasn't expecting that one-- but after a moment, I realized what it could be: I mentioned the kidney issues and that I'd been spilling protein... she asked a few questions, and the upshot was that she wanted to do a few more blood tests--to check for the kidney thing, since I don't see my specialist until August, and to test for antibodies against the intrinsic factor that aids in the absorption of B12... Hm. LOL
Her lab has one of the best phlebotomists I've ever come across. This little gal sent me home once, because she couldn't find a vein--she didn't poke me at all, she said my skin texture was off, that I was dehydrated... she was quite right as it turns out! LOL. Every other time I've seen her, she takes ONE POKE, and I'm done. SO nice!...
I had one of the others once, and they were training someone new... neither the trainer nor the trainee could find a place to poke. They went and got her... LOL Just like today. One poke! LOVE it! LOL
So, I have another appointment to follow up, in a couple weeks. Hm. More busy, busy... *giggle*
I also had to do some shopping today, a few essentials like toilet paper, milk, bread (too exhausted to make my own, and no wonder! LOL) It took a lot longer than I had planned, and I ended up having to eat lunch out. I went to Shari's (a lot like Denny's family restaurant, for those who don't know)... they have a luncheon special, so for $10 (including tax and tip) you pick three from soup, salad, a half sandwich... and a slice of pie. AS IF... *giggle*
I didn't eat the soup, too salty! And besides, the soup for the day was corn tortilla soup. I like my ground corn a bit more SOLID, y'know? LOL Don't like grits OR corn meal mush... But tortillas themselves, corn bread or Johnny Cake? All cool... or hot, depending on your point of view! LOL
ANYway... I went to test my BGL beforehand... and discovered I had no test strips They were all in the pouch with that OTHER METER, from that 24/7 monitor thing!... The phone ap for SP didn't get me the carb count I needed, just the calories, so... Nothing like guessing how much insulin, y'know?
I figured out two thirds of the calories, and divided that by the four calories per gram... Came pretty close, actually!
Then it was off to finish that shopping... and I didn't get done and get home until about 15 minutes to 5:00 pm. Brian walked in right after I'd changed and taken my shoes off... I'm beat and in pain, my poor feet! LOL Can't wait to get my new diabetic shoes...
Never had Hoisin duck before, that's what Brian brought home for dinner... I'd eaten a few bites, and then realized that it had SAFFRON in it. I'm allergic to saffron, even just a whiff usually makes me quite ill... needless to say, I didn't eat any more! LOL I made myself a bologna sandwich--another something I SHOULDN'T eat, but it's better than being sick on an empty stomach!... and I am a bit nauseous.
I'm going to take an anti nausea pill, and oh yeah, a benedryl while I'm at it... and then I'll go feed the cats some of that duck! LOL
Poor Brian, he's disappointed I can't enjoy it too--but he's also ecstatic-! Because he gets it all to himself now--at least, whatever the cats don't eat! LOL I just saw him sneak some to the cat outside!
Who are you, and what have you done with Brian! LOL
I'm off to feed the other kitties a small feast... just a few nibbles to go with their kibbles...
G'night, and be well...