That’s how my blogging has been of late. I have plenty going on here; but I just don’t sit down to write about it. I think about taking pictures too late ..or it’s just too late in the day to come to the computer to write; or some days I’ve just not been able to put my thoughts into words. I was starting to think I was getting lazy.
After the gardening, the cooking, the cleaning,(also a hit and a miss) the Grand baby rocking, taking the LITTLES to swim…laundry, chicken wrangling…etc, the list goes on. NOPE. NOT LAZY! I just,could not FOCUS!
Then What?! for crying out loud! I thought maybe it had a lot to do with my age as a women…YOU KNOW? and my HORROR-MONES. Probably. That could have something to do with how I was feeling. But more and more I was tired.
I finally, did it. I got up last Wednesday and called the Dr. Office… I have insurance…so go already. Got that back before the turn of the New Year. I just haven’t gone. I’d been putting it off. Fortunately, when I called, they had a NEW PATIENT appointment THAT MORNING! I’m pretty sure that was God’s way of telling me to get in there. Getting up and calling and going ALL. IN. THE. SAME. MORNING. It’s the same way I get into the pool. I DO NOT think about it and I do not tip-toe into the water. I DIVE IN. That way if the water is cold—my whole body is consumed by the shock of it…and it the water is just right… then I’M REFRESHED ALL OVER AT ONCE.
Long story short. I am Diabetic. I think I held it off as long as I could. The last time I visited a Family Doctor and had test run for this was about 6-8 years ago. I was told then “No.” I wasn’t diabetic. Well, I am now. :/ It runs in my family. Grandparents, Parents, Sibling--- so I wasn’t surprised.
I am on meds now. But my numbers were such that the P.A. told me if I DIET AND EXERCISE …deliberate exercise, not JUST ACTIVITY…but really exercise, like 30 minutes of sweaty exercise daily; I could possibly get to where I can control it without meds. I HAVE A STRONG AVERSION TO EXCERCISE TOO…by the way. Most my other numbers were pretty good—I think they would fall under the “NEEDS IMPROVEMENT” category, if I were to be graded on them.
In 9 months—I’ll be 50. My mother, was diabetic and wasn’t/ didn’t control her health. She was also a smoker and ended up dying at the Young age of 52. Oh! how I miss her. Oh! how I wish she were still here to see my grown up kids—having GROWING families.
Speaking of GROWING FAMILIES– The Honey and I are going to be Oma and Honey again! We found out the same day I went to the doctor that our oldest is expecting. We’re cautiously optimistic for them… as for now, she is considered high risk.
I have lots of incentive to get well and be well. Littles, Babies…new babies. My Husband, my kids, and MY GOD!
God is faithful. He will give me strength! “The joy of the LORD is my Strength” `Nehemiah 8:10
In case you were wondering… If the water is too HOT—and it is sometimes too hot to swim in, I just dive in and get out! No sense in just cooking slowing in the water. Nothing like a HOT dip in the pool to make relaxing in the shade even more worth while. ;)
Til next time, Be Blessed!
The LORD is my strength and my shield; My heart trusts in Him, and I am helped; Therefore my heart exults, And with my song I shall thank Him. ~Psalm 28:7