January 31, 2010
2/9/2010 8:11 PM
my second day of injecting myself with insulin. i do not have to go to the observation tomorrow. they think i've got it. my big appointment with the vascular doctor is tomorrow along with we hope an answer to what to do.
walter decided since we will be here another week that he would check in and have a complete physical. he is great, however, our endocrinologist back home had him on much too much medication a lot of it duplication. the doctors here took away no less than 5 medications he does not need. i had a feeling this was the case but then you trust your doctor. we are so pleased with the results. he has a few more tests to completely clear him and he (and probably me) will come here every summer for a physical and a checkup. the endo said we will communicate by fax for tests and telephone if he should change anything. it is a weird feeling to feel that a long distance has his finger on all the problems and the local one is a drug pusher.
we both have some diabetes classes to go to. mine is to learn how to adjust the insulin when the prednisone dosage is hopefully reduced. walter's is to manage his new insulin routine. no byetta and now insulin before every meal, keeping a better eye on the whole disease.
we are still amazed by the quality and care of the staff here. the depths to which they are able and willing to go to find an answer is stellar. we are glad we came.
tomorrow can't come soon enough for both of us.
thanks for sticking with us. we love you all
love, judy and walter
Posted by jaselin at January 31, 2010 08:23 AM