My doc pronounced me dead.
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|Mon, 10-22-2012 - 8:33pm|
I had an appointment with my doc this afternoon to go over the blood work I had done last week. When I got there, they wanted to check my blood pressure and used the machine that takes 6 BP pressures and then gives the average. After more than a few times, the doc changing the cuff, replacing it and putting it on differently, the machine was not registering my blood pressure. Meanwhile he had my chart on the computer and while looking at it, he said I've got some bad news for you. "According to this machine, you are clinically dead." He went on to say that since I was sitting in his exam room and talking he could only assume that the machine was broken. LOL....That's a new experience for me as I've never had a doc say that I was clinically dead. Anyway after we went over the blood work he did take my BP again using his stethoscope and that machine on wall and pronounced me alive along with telling me that my BP was perfect.
However, my blood glucose levels are on the high side, but still within the 7 range but heading towards 8 and need to be lowered. LOL.....He did put me on a guilt trip for not taking my metformin on a regular basis and not getting enough exercise. He also went on to say that I'd have to reduce my wine intake to one glass a day, lose 5 pounds within the next 3 months, get more exercise. On the upside, I have last five pounds in the past six months. He was happy with that as my weight is heading in the right direction.
Instead of giving me another script for more blood work, he gave me a quest or a better yet a challenge. I have to take my blood glucose levels at different times of day for the next three months, lose 5 more pounds, get more exercise and make sure that I take my metformin every day according to the prescription. He did however say that I couldtake the metformin 3 times a day instead of 4 pills twice a day.
Admittedly, that was not one of my best appointments, but it looks like I'll have to be more careful with regards to diet, exercise and taking my meds. Not to mention losing 5 pounds within the next three months.
On the upside, I'm not dead just yet and I can do something about bringing the glucose levels down.
All the best,
Patrick (RIP but not just yet)