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Health Update Sept 2017

I have a doctor’s appointment this coming Tuesday to review the blood work I submitted about a month ago. I don’t expect a good report. I have struggled unbelievably to stay on my diet this year. The last time I had this meeting with the doctor, my numbers were, for the most part, pretty damned good. Well, at least my numbers were undoubtedly trending in the right direction.

I don’t know what I will hear this time. I will take it in stride, whatever I hear. I will simply keep fighting. I won’t ever quit trying to improve my health. I do seem to have a weakness when it comes to resisting foods that I don’t need. My best defense is still not to have those foods in the house. However, my defenses seem to go out the window when I’m at someone else’s home.

I’m also afraid I’ve begun to gain weight again. I have been reluctant to weigh myself. So I won’t know if I have gained weight until I go to the doctor’s office on Tuesday.

Needless to say, I will begin the week with the best of intentions and eat the right foods. I will be fine if I don’t end up eating somewhere other than at home. Really, I should have more discipline. But I can never seem to find it when needed. I will keep trying, though. I will let you all know how it goes.

During last month’s visit with the orthopedic surgeon, I was told that my carpal tunnel was a mild case. He also told me that higher blood sugar levels could cause tingling & numbness in my fingers and other extremities. It does seem to have lessened since I  began to be more diligent in watching the foods I am consuming.

The Doc also gave me braces to wear, immobilizing my wrists while sleeping. It seems to be helping. However, sometimes the braces cause more pain than I had before. But I was told to give it a couple of weeks to improve. It has only been about a week and a half. They will ultimately help me avoid surgery, which is always good.

That’s it for now, until next time.

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