Thursday, April 14, 2016

Cancer update

I visited with my uro today and had a cysto. No tumors. Good news. There is still redness and healing from the allergic reaction to the mitomycin C. He called it (the med) "nasty stuff." He also said he say a bladder get torn up (like mine) and he hesitates to use it ever. Strong words. I asked him what the future held and he said it will continue to get better, but may never completely heal (not sure of his exact words). I did tell him I have pain with urination when drinking anything besides water. I also told him that leaking and urgency is less and less frequent. I'll return for another cysto in 4 months with the plan to graduate to every 6 months.

Knowing there is no tumor/cancer, I made an appointment with the orthopedist to deal with the broken appliance in my left knee. The appointment is in August.

My goal with all of this is to continue the good health trend. My diabetes was a little off kilter today, but then, I did have lunch out and a piece of pie.

Being 60 has been an interesting ride!

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Whole30 -19

I'm making it happen. Planning the Whole30 has actually been a little fun. I know it'll be a trial, but I have to do it. In the meantime, I'm hardcore working on keeping blood sugars under control. It's a definite challenge because due to medications, my blood sugar goes down in the afternoon and I have to work in a carby snack.

It's a process.

Friday, April 8, 2016

Whole30 Day -22

I had a visit with my doctor yesterday and he'd like me to try juicing. I have a lot going on in my life right now, so we decided to reconvene on May 19. This is the decision I have made: Between now and then, I will work to drive my blood sugar down and lost 5-10 pounds before my next visit. Those are lofty, but doable goals. On May 1, I begin a determined Whole30. To that end, I ordered a few supplies today. There is a nutritional yeast product called Parma that tastes a little like cheese, and that's been ordered. My container is three years old. It's gotta go. I ordered Tessamae's BBQ sauce and coconut aminos. Both are heavy on flavor and go well with chicken and fish, respectively. Some items, I use every day, so I have them around already. Tessamae's makes a mayo I'd like to check out; they have it at Whole Foods. If it sucks, oh well. After the road trip, groceries will be bought accordingly. I'll clean out the frig before I go. I'm actually looking forward to this. I need to kick start some weight loss and get my A1c under control. I've lost 3 pounds since I saw the doctor last, but the A1c sucks because I've been eating crap. Between now and May 1, starting tomorrow because of that leftover piece of pie!, I'll eat within my parameters and close to paleo. That should begin some blood sugar repair and weight loss. I've found an herbal tea that I adore and it's sweet without being sweetened. It may be a good snack for the evening. I have plenty and look forward to continuing to drink it. I need to become obsessed and become one of "those" people who are on target every day for the 30 days. I have a huge mission to accomplish. I would prefer a lower weight and don't want complications of diabetes. So day -22 it is.