Thursday, 16 April 2015

Thank you

First of all i want to say thank you for the support i do appreciate it, i was, i thought doing ok, but yesterday the worry got to me, i was thinking the worst, and i was scared, hardly slept.

I was at the doctors for 8am this morning, they were brilliant, they had arranged for a specialist consultant to come in and he asked me lots of questions, took my medical files away, he came back to me with some results.

I have an over active thyroid, but also, my body has been rejecting the insulin i have been taking during the day, im allergic to it, its unusual for this to happen.....thats me..unusual :) The combination of both of these explains a lot, the weight loss, the excessive tiredness, the bouts of depression i had been having and the mood swings....but mostly why i have not ever been able to get my blood sugar levels under control.

So, he basically said im unlucky, but the good news is both are treatable and manageable, i feel this huge sense of relief just having an answer, i dont want to run down my doctor or my diabetic nurse because they have been great, but the consultant was clearly annoyed that this wasnt picked up on sooner (its nearly 3 years since i was diagnosed diabetic!), and yes i do feel a little bit that way myself, as it has been dragging on for months that i have been complaining that something wasnt right, i wasnt feeling right...since before Christmas, hence why i had that break back wise i was a mess.

But, anyway, insulin has been changed, im going on a medication to help the over active thyroid, and the consultant says that all going well i should start to feel a lot better within a week, especially in regards to the insulin and will slowly gain some weight once my body adjusts to the changes of meds.

In the grand scheme of things, i have to be positive, it was not what i was expecting, i was thinking the worst, i might be unlucky as the consultant said, but it could have been worse, at least i can manage and treat this, so as far as im lucky.

So now im sat here with all these leaflets, i have been bombarded with all this information and im trying to process it all.....whilst eating a large slab of chocolate said i could !


  1. I'm so pleased you're getting this sorted and that you can eat chocolate cake! I didn't like to mention thyroid on your post yesterday, but that is what came to mind (I studied clinical chemistry and I also have a diabetic friend with thyroid problems) Let's hope this is turning the corner moment and you can finally have control over your health.

  2. I'm very glad to hear "treatable and manageable"!

  3. This is so good to hear!!! I'm happy they had answers for you right away. I can imagine your relief. I'm sure your Master was relieved as well.

    Humph. I'm in dire need of some chocolate (with none in the house)...just go and enjoy your cake, why don't you. Okay, you deserve it more than me. lol.

  4. Glad it wasn't as bad as you feared. And it sounds like the 'gaunt' will be gone after your meds get you balanced again. Good luck!

  5. So pleased that you have some answers now, even if it has taken much too long. Hoping you feel better very soon. Hugs xxx

  6. Hi Tori, thank you for sharing this. I've been thinking of you. So glad to hear you have some answers and a way forward. Hope you are feeling much better soon.


  7. tori, i am so happy to read this update. I've been worried about you. I'm so glad you were finally given answers. Answers that will help you. Take it a day at a time and enjoy that cake!

  8. I'm so glad...i hope you feel truly back to yourself quickly.

  9. I kinda caught up with your blog. A little...I'm so glad you got it figured out! Health issues are scary and they totally suck. Hope you feel better soon.