Oct 14, 2011

The Stupid Things We Do...

The stupid things we do.....

The way things normally work in the doctor to patient relationship is that the patient calls and makes appointments with the doctor.

I have come to experience that there are occasions in which the doctor will call the patient and insist on seeing you as soon as possible.

I have also come to know whenever the doctor's office calls and tells me to come in asap, it's not a good thing.

That happened to me yesterday.

The stupid things we do...

And it's all my fault. I have no one to blame but myself. I know better.

The stupid things we do...

You see, right after Russia at the beginning of September, I ran out of all my prescription meds and I had them ready to pick up at the pharmacy but for one reason or another I never got around to picking it up.

About a week went by and I felt fine and my blood sugar numbers were staying in the normal range so I figured I must be doing fine.

Even with insurance, my meds were costing me about $400 month and I figured I just might have found $400 extra dollars a month!

Woo hoo!

The stupid things we do...

I had my regular blood test done about a week ago.

That's when it all started.

My endocrinologist (internal med/diabetes) doctor got those results and her office called me to inform me that I was to be in the doctor's office asap. The doctor saw some numbers that she was not happy with.

To make a long story short, while my blood sugar numbers were normal, my triglyceride, cholesterol, potassium, blood pressure, etc. numbers were way off the charts. The doc told me that I was fortunate that I had only been "experimenting" with not taking meds for about five weeks. Because had the numbers been any worse, she would have admitted me to the CCU.

I've learned my lesson. I'm back on meds.

Boy, the stupid things I do....

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