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Two steps forward, two steps back


luchitasmom

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So my BEF is up to $210! Yay! But I have not gotten a counselor, because I am focused right now on something else. I ended up in the ER on Saturday. Super high blood sugar, (453) they said I had a urinary tract infection, sent me home.

 

Went to the follow up with my doctor, she said no UTI, the urine culture came back negative. So...she pokes and prods and reads all the tests and asks me a bunch of questions, and says she needs more tests to rule out kidney stones or a silent heart attack.

 

EEEP!

 

So right now I am just trying to eat as healthy as I can, keep a close eye on my blood sugar, and wait for the tests. Echocardiogram tomorrow and CAT scan on Tuesday. Have already had EKG and KUB xrays, the xrays didn't really show anything abnormal.

 

I feel like crap, though. And now I am going to have more medical bills.

 

Did I mention that I hate having two chronic diseases? LOL.

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Hugs, your health comes before money.  But do try and pay the medical bills as they come as much as you can!

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It always amazes me how they say "Don't stress.... but you need $10,000 worth of tests to rule stuff out."

 

How about we stop trying to "rule stuff out" and just figure out what it IS?!?

 

Sorry you are having difficulties....  maybe you are allergic to doctors?  *L*  All you can do is the best you can do.  Hang in there.

 

Good Luck!

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It always amazes me how they say "Don't stress.... but you need $10,000 worth of tests to rule stuff out."

 

How about we stop trying to "rule stuff out" and just figure out what it IS?!?

 

A lot of symptoms are fairly general (and it's not uncommon to have patients unable to accurately describe symptoms, not that that's an issue here), so until something really specific pops up, it can be difficult to diagnose. I assume the doctors did a urinalysis?

 

I hope they figure it out soon and you feel better.

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They did do a urinalysis, and my urine culture came back negative so there's no infection.  The EKG was atypical, but most of the bloodwork and the echocardiogram was normal.  The KUB was also normal.   My back still hurts and my blood sugar is still high, though not as high as it was the day I went to the ER.  I might have just come to the end of the usefulness of what I am taking now for my diabetes.  Trying to drink lots of water and eat my veggies!

 

momto6, I told my doctor my goal is to not need her any more!

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Sorry germaine... I know, just trying to inject a bit of humor into things.  =)  Laughter being the best medicine and all that!  

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