Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Welcome to my pity party.

In my last post I wrote that i was dieting...I still am...I'm trying really hard, mainly because the doctor told me my sugar is out of control. But mostly because i really need too! I have so many health issues that there is no other alternative.

Health issues that i have:

diabetes-I do take pills and i inject insulin 2 times a day! It started when i got pregnant with my son 3 months into the pregnancy and ended after his birth....Then came back when i got pregnant with my daughter 30 weeks into pregnancy and ended after her birth. About 2 years after her birth I had to start taking pills. Only about the last 3 or 4 years I have had to inject with insulin also. Seems the more weight i have the worse the diabetes gets. So this is one reason for trying to diet.

heart problems-I've had high blood pressure for a very long time, and when i was 33 I had a heart attack in my left anterior descending artery (also known as the widow maker) I waited 4 days to see a doctor with the pains i had then ended up with angioplasty and a stent. They told my husband one more day probably would have killed me. So this is another reason for the diet. I take 4 pills for this condition alone, 3 in the morning and 1 at night!

Thyroid- I take synthroid for this...and as of right now my doctor says is still under control.

Vitamin D- only recently started to take this because I was so darn tired!!! And my levels were very low.

I have so many pains in my body that i live with on a daily basis, I hurt all the time!! My elbows, my fingers, my legs, MY BACK!!, And I deal with this even while I work 8 hours on my feet walking all day. I come home and all i want to do is sit and relax, but that's never the way it is for me...there is always something to do around here, every once in awhile I just let it lay, but that makes it just worse later. If i don't do it, it won't get done is always how i feel, but i know it's not true, all i have to do is ask my husband or kids and they will help....but the trouble is asking!!!
I take on a daily basis 11 pills and 2 insulin shots a day. That's alot for a 39 year old woman to be taking!
My reason for dieting is for my health and the 2 people you see here:


Stacie's Madness said...

you can do this...

LiLu said...

I've been trying to get my mom to care more about her health... I wish she had your perspective!!q

Michelle said...

Good luck! It helps when you have such strong motivation :)

Karmyn R said...

I hear you!!! It is damn hard to lose weight - even with the motivation of sticking around for your kids. It is hard to break those old eating habits (I know and have been fighting this for years!)

Stay strong!!!! And keep with it. You can do it. Just remember - a baby step is still a step and in the right direction!!!

gammamoma said...

I've had a lifetime of fighting my weight, and NEVER had enough will power to get very far. Im rooting for you, I know its hard now, but will get easier as you continue on... just keep on keeping on and come out outstandingly happy!

Colby said...

The 11 pills are giving me nightmares. Poor thing. I wish you health!

Mal's Team Gherkin said...

[[[hugs]]] sending you virtual reassuring support and encouragement, ma'am :) :) :)

♥Caroline♥ said...

thanks everyone!!

MrsDoF said...

Goodness, I can barely remember to take my Synthroid each morning, I don't want to think about 10 other pill times also.
And I was lucky enough to not need it until I was 50! but my youngest sister began when she was only 40.

A dear childhood friend passed away last Fall. Complications of diabetes.
He was just a few weeks shy of 55 years old.

Those kids and your sweet husband are the best reasons to bring your health 'round to the Well feeling.
You can do this :)

~~love and Huggs, Diane

momma/mary said...

That is a great start Caroline and you will be happy that you are doing this.