A couple weeks ago I wrote how my legs had been retaining a lot of fluid, and as much as I hate to admit to it, this hasn't changed. Not only that but during the last month and a half or so, I've gained at least 12 to 15 lbs., although I'm desperately hoping that most of this is water weight! I have never retained so much water in my entire life and my scheduled appointment, with my new general physician, isn't until November 13th. Ugh, I sure hope some of this swelling goes down before that. My ankles look absolutely hideous and my favorite slip on shoes are getting extremely out-stretched. I believe it's time to invest in a new pair for when my feet get back down to their "real" size, otherwise I'll be tripping over my feet and the last thing I need is to fall flat on my face.
I also received the results to some blood work I had done last week at my endocrinologist's office and it has me extremely upset. I hadn't realized I had been out of two medications, Zetia (for lowering cholesterol) and Omeprazole (for acid reflux) before having my blood drawn. I had been wondering why I'd been having some heartburn issues lately, but hadn't put two and two together until my doctor's office called. My bad cholesterol (triglycerides) was through the roof and after reading what this means, I'm doing all I can to lower it. Of course, I called my pharmacy and apparently, I had called them the week before for a refill on both these medications and had forgotten about it, so I picked them up and have been taking them on a daily basis, as I always have in the past. Second, I'm watching what I eat! If for no other reason, I have to be here for my girls. Who else would take care of Emmi Sue right now? NO ONE! My parents love my babies, too, but they have no idea what to do to keep her healthy. I'd give my life to keep her well so in order to keep her well, I have to do everything in my power to get my ass healthy, too. This was the wake-up call I needed and have needed for a very long time. No more games with me.. my girls desperately need me to be strong and get healthy already!