Monday, February 2, 2009

Bittersweet...

Well, for the first time in my 18 years as a diabetic, my A1C was down to 7.5!! How awesome is that!?! I just want to shout from the rooftops "I CAN DO IT, I CAN DO IT, AND I DID IT!!!"

The sensors have definitely helped, but I am going to take some credit here, too. I stayed strong, remained dedicated, sucked up the weight gain, and just kept going. Sure, I had bad days, and I had periods where I would slack off, but I always got back on track and I know that next time, it will be even lower :)

However, my microalbumin level was up to 33. Last year it was 9, which was within range (0-18), but now it is up to 33. My doc is out of town, so I have to wait to see what my "plan" will be, but I am trying not to feel too discouraged by it. I am hoping I can still have children, but I am waiting for doctor's orders. I don't want to put myself or my baby at risk...

Talk about a hell of a weekend, though. I thought I was going to have a heart attack, stroke and panic attack all at the same time trying to get in touch with the doctor to get my results this morning. I was so scared!! But, at least now I know and I know I just have to keep fighting hard, just like everyone else :)

4 comments:

Karen said...

The waiting is always so hard. CONGRATS ON THE A1C THOUGH!! Woo hoo, great job!! I'll send some good thoughts over for the microalbumin.

Scott K. Johnson said...

Fantastic news on the A1C! Way to go! I know how hard it is.

Hopefully the protein is no big deal, please do keep us posted.

Bradley said...

I'm proud of you babe. You've worked hard to get to this point. I love you.

bethydoll said...

WOOHOO!! That is a fantastic A1c!! Isn't the feeling of accomplishment just amazing?

Way to go! Keep it up, dear.

I'm sure things will keep looking up for you!