Wednesday, April 20, 2011

9 weeks

Ive been in hiding. Worn down. Tired. Brain fried. Frustrated. Tired. Lazy. Avoiding. Nothing to blog. Tired. Did I say tired?

It has taken 9 weeks for me to gain stability and predictability once again for Maddie's numbers. 9 frickin weeks! What was a tiny 4.55u of basal a day is now 7.00 units, a HUGE increase for an ISF of 250. Well, her ISF was around 250. Now its more like 180'ish.

A morning ratio of 1:13 is now 1:11....and the remainder of the day went from 1:28 to 1:15'ish. Thats quite the changes! For the first time in 9 weeks I felt "safe" enough to pass up the 3am check last night, and I got to sleep for a straight 5 hours!!! Numbers were perfectly stable. :) Can you say HALLELUJAH!!?? Victory, ohhhh sweet victory!!! SANITY!!!!

Maddison's meals have also doubled in size, she is hungry all the time! Its good to see her actually eat......which means her total daily insulin dose has pretty much double to tripled! Hooray for my growing girl! Now if I can just keep Summer Camp from coming, Im pretty sure I'll stay sane for awhile :)

Me? Ummm.....I'm still NOT waking up early to work out! I know I have promised. I know I have nagged at myself until I cry. But I just havent!! Who cares that Ive gained 8lbs? When the alarm clock sounds each morning I just want that extra hour of sleep!! My waistline is showing it. The way I feel about myself is showing it, and my blood sugars could be so much better. But for now, I still dont have the motivation. Sleep is my best friend, leaving me ashamed and feeling guilty. So why not eat some chocolate right? UGH. I hate this. This is the longest (over 1yr) that I have ever gone without daily workouts! I feel like a pudgy, mushy, round ball of blah! Yet that extra hour of sleep in the morning feels better? Thats ridiculous!

So, I finally saw the Specialist for pelvic surgery last week. I have had to wait 7 weeks for this appointment!! The good news is, they use "advanced robotics" for all of their surgeries. An exploratory Lapraotomy isnt likely to be necessary. Of course, anything is still possible and we wont know the extent of my Endometriosis or the severity of my Ovarian "Endometriomas" until they go in....So now its my decision...

Option #1 is to go in for a simple out patient "clean out" Lapraoscopy (for the 4th time) at around $1500 just hoping it alleviates my girly pains, but that doesnt do anything for my enlarged Uterus (suspected Polyps)... or Option #2... remove just the Cervix and Uterus which means no HRT.....OR, Option #3 say screw it and opt for a total Hysterectomy which will be 90% likely to alleviate Endometriosis issues, AND get rid of these dang ovaries that do nothing but produce masses and cysts that like to twist and rupture. UGH. How the hell do I know what is the right decision!!??

But HRT? At the age of 34? With Diabetes? A 4 day hospital stay with no paid time off from work?

Oh, and I estimate our cost of surgery to be around $6,000 after Pathology, Labs, a minimum of 4 days in the hospital, Deductibles, Physician fees and all that BS!!

-Sigh- First step in my decision process is speaking with My Endo about HRT and Diabetes. I meet with her next week. (oh, and my A1c is back up to 6.7!!) AHHHHH!!!! Can you say comfort eating? My second step is a consultation with an "HRT Specialist." At this point I want to do nothing and just crawl back in bed pretending its all ok. But, its time to make a major decision here.....thank GOD Maddison's Diabetes is back "under control" or I might have just put this off for months!!


connie said...

Sending lots of hugs your way my dear! Those are some big decisions weighing heavily on your shoulders, I can understand your frustration in trying to figure out what choice will be best for you.

I will be keeping you in my thoughts and I'm glad that you have found a little more stability with Maddies numbers, diabetes can really be a beast sometimes :(


Heidi / D-Tales said...

Ch-ch-changes! Can you hear David Bowie?!

Those changes and your newfound stability were a long time coming, taking 9 weeks! I'm glad you're feeling better about Maddie right now.

Hope you're soon feeling better about yourself! Decisions like that are tough! I wish you well as you work your way through the decision process! said...

Wow! What huge things going on around your house! Huge increases, huge meals, huge wonder you need that extra hour of sleep!!!
I'm totally with you on not wanting to get up...I need, need, need to get back to the gym, but I, too, love my sleep way the heck too much.
I think you should totally cut yourself some slack in that area considering the 9 week journey you have been on figure out new numbers. Not to mention the weighty decision you need to make about your own girly parts!
Praying for wisdom and that that sleep will burn calories!! ;)

Reyna said...


First off, wonderful news on getting Maddison's numbers back in check Kelly.


Again...WOW...on the other stuff. Big decisions. And...lots of questions and possible big bills ahead my friend.

Thinking of you.

Wendy said...

Woah....big, big, big decisions....ugh!!!!

Congrats on Maddison's numbers!

AND...Hello??? I am the Pound Packing Queen.