Should I start with the good news or the not so good news first???
Let’s get the worst out of the way. I visited with my primary care physician, Dr. Gordon Harkness, today. He had the test results from the blood extracted from my veins on Wednesday. The news is Type 2 Diabetes. Can’t say I was surprised. He gave me all sorts of good information. Next steps: some oral medication to help my body handle the sugar, visit an ophthalmologist, take some diabetes nutrition classes, eat right, and exercise. Not overwhelming, but challenging I must say.
The good news is two fold. First: my blood pressure was 118/84. I can’t remember the last time I saw my blood pressure that low. Second: I have lost 3 pounds since Tuesday’s weigh in! I was thrilled to say the least when I stepped on the scales this morning and saw that kind of drop.
Tomorrow begins a new day for me. I will meet with my personal trainer for the first time. I have never been one for intense exercise. This could be an interesting development. Wonder if I will sleep much tonight.
BTW anyone looking for a good primary care physician? I can whole heartedly recommend Dr. Harkness. He is one of the best I have had over the years!