Each day gets a little bit better, each visit with friends gets a little bit easier, I have started feeling creative again, planning for the future, redecorating our house, I made a doctors appointment and was able to make it there without having to cancel (either from coworkers being absent or from anxiety).
So here is when the blog starts picking up! My doctors appoinment went really well!! Officially marked it down in my medical records that I have reduced my weight by 20# since my last visit bringing my total weight loss from my heaviest to 67#. He ran my A1C & other labs and I'm happy to report improvement in my A1C from a 9.8 to a 7.8. I was most nervous about this number because I have had such a hard time taking my metformin, but now that I'm etching myself out of my depression and learning a lot about the true meaning of self care I'm happily taking his recommended dose of 1000mg of Metformin and one glyburide a day. That's it! At my worst I was prescribed 2 different types of insulin & 2500 the absolute max of metformin you can take a day!
If I recall correctly, Dr. Reshef's requirements to pursue treatment was for me to have an a1c as close to 7 as possible. Since we are right in the thick of things between Thanksgiving & Christmas I'm not entertaining the idea of any sort of appointment or treatment by him for the remainder of this year, but I have an email in to my doctor about my referral to see Reshef. I can, at the very least get that ball rolling, secure my referral, and plan my appointment for January if not secure my appointment right now. I'll continue my way of eating, continue taking my metformin as directed, and my a1c should be even more improved by the time we get in to see Dr. Reshef.
Until that time we are SAVING SAVING SAVING & PRAYING PRAYING PRAYING.