Monday, 16 March 2009

Back on Track

Well today I have been to see my own Doctor, who informs me that I don't look diabetic! Tomorrow I shall go for another blood test to confirm this. I have to admit I am very pleased at the out come, but annoyed that the doctor at the eye hospital last week told me differently. He quite clearly said that I was borderline diabetic. The thoughts that raced through my head were, I have to admit 'scary.' I guess we all make mistakes, but I didn't appreciate the fact that I was experiencing a possible life threatening change.
I think next time, if there be a next time that some one informs me that I might have a disease, that I will beg to differ and carry on regardless!! I can now take hold of my life and carry on as though nothing has happened.....'phew!' I do tend to over react, and have been told by several friends that I shouldn't, but that's how I manage these things.... that's me! I am on a twelve hour fast until tomorrow, and only allowed water until then, from 8pm tonight until 8am in the morning....think I can manage that. Shall take some fruit with me to work and eat well from now on. I may have had a scare.... it's worked. I shall from now on behave in the nutrition dept. Although I'm almost out of the woods this time, I almost feel cheated. Don't get me wrong... I don't want to be diabetic, but the stupid doctor said otherwise... so I told most of my friends, who I hope will forgive me for telling porkies, I was misled!
I would however like to thank everyone who came to my rescue, giving my much appreciated advice and courage and love. THANK YOU, you know who you all are...

9 comments:

George said...

How does somebody look or not look diabetic? I have been diabetic for 40 years and I don't look any different than somebody who hasn't been diabetic for 40 years.

That is probably one of the most stupid things that I have heard of a doctor saying.

I hope you're not.

George said...

Sorry that my comment may have come across as rude, it wasn't meant that way.

If you have any questions about being diabetic or having diabetes feel free to ask. Having it for so long, I know a lot about the disease.

Jackie Adshead said...

I think the message is to not believe all you first hear from a doctor, without a second opinion! Glad to hear your health is good though, and hope you stay that way!

Trixie said...

1) I have to agree with George, that was an absolute stupid thing for the doctor to say.

2) It's not a disease...it's a condition..and it's not a death sentence.

3)Even if you do have it...it's not the end of the world. To get it later on in life, it would be the type where you control by diet, which means just eating healthily really which we all should do.

Diabetes runs in my family..from injections to diet control. I'm actually going for a diabetes test on Thursday because I've been thirsty and tired all the time recently, which can be symptoms. Plus I'm at that age it can appear in my family. If I have it, hey, I can deal with it. It probably isn't diabetes, but better to be safe than sorry!

Good luck with your test, and if it is...remember, it's not like you've been diagnosed with cancer or aids, lol!!!!!

Indigo said...

george~ yes my sentiments exactly. Am sorry to hear that you are and have been for so long... diabetic. But thankyou for droppin by

Indigo said...

Jackie~ yeah... next time I have some thing go wrong... I'll get a second opinion for sure, I guess I will learn by my mistakes, f the medical profession can't get it right!!

nitebyrd said...

Doctor's are all idiots.

Indigo, don't apologize for being you. The way you are is what makes you special. Your real friends understand and will not be pissed because you were upset, they'll just be relieved that you're okay.

When I was pregnant with my son, the idiot doctor thought I might have gestational diabetes. I had to go for a test and drink some horrid orange crap every hour for 6 hours. Thought I would die. It was a total waste, I was fine. Sick as a fucking dog from the orange crap but otherwise fine. They were idiots then and they are still idiots.

Indigo said...

Trixie~ yeah my parents both have the condition, an age thing like you said. I have had the test and got the results back today~ I sm do relieved that I am clear of any thing and every thing. Doctors are a fucking pain in the ass. But thank you anyway.

Indigo said...

Nitebyrd~ I am free from it. Got the blood test back today. Next time if there is a next time, I will carry on regardless of what the stupid ass doctors have to say, and they are meant to be 'PROFESSIONAL.' Thanks any how:-)