According to my little Christmas countdown on my sidebar, there are nine - only N.I.N.E - days left until Christmas. Am I ready? NO!! And to be honest, I don't know if I'm going to be ready.
Being diagnosed with Diabetes (type 2) during the holidays has been the pits. This is what my week looked like:
I have to prick my finger four times a day for a reading on my blood sugar count.
-> good news: my count has progressively been going down.
I finished decorating the house.
-> it looks great.
I met with a dietician
-> bad & good news: I'll have to change my diet, but not that drastically.
I met with an opthamolgist.
-> good news: no sign of diabetes in my eyes and will get a prescription after my blood sugar levels even out.
I met with a podiatrist.
-> this was one of my biggest concerns since my foot had been bothering me. good news: circulation looks good (it's improved since being on medication). bad news: I had an infected ingrown toenail. The doctor cut away the skin and drained the infected area. This is what my foot looked like when I came home... [at least it's a festive red]
We had youth group on Wednesday night and it was our Christmas party, which meant food, decorations, and small gift give-aways - not to mention a clean house. I also met with two sets of friends for our annual holiday outings and gift exchanges. That meant I had to have all the presents bought and wrapped. Today we are attending a wedding of a family friend (another gift) and Danielle is one of the bridesmaids. I had to help her make sure she had everything she needed.
On top of all of this... I came down with a cold on Tuesday. The kind where I just wanted to stay in bed all day, but of course, I couldn't. I'm feeling a little better this weekend but not completely over it.
I still have to send my family their gifts. Those should be in the mail by Tuesday and I don't even have all of them bought. But I will hopefully get it all done.
I'm not really complaining about my week because a lot of good things came from it. All good news from doctors - thank you, Lord (and thank you everyone for your prayers). Danielle came home for break. And I spent time with dear friends. And I'm looking forward to next weekend when my sister and her family will be coming to visit. It will be a wonderful Christmas.
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