Friday, July 04, 2008


I was going to write a long post this morning about the silence of a 4th of July morning on the road and the loudness of a 4th of July evening with the rednecks setting off fireworks in the neighborhood, but then I talked to my mom.

Yesterday she was diagnosed with Type II Diabetes. Yeah. She's 77 years old. Luckily her kidneys and liver are still ok. However, she now has to watch her diet and be on medication for the rest of her life.

This also means that I now have to go into the doctor and get blood work done. Up until now we've had no history of diabetes in our family. Now apparently I need to get myself checked out. Especially since I drink too much and pee too much all day. Since those are symptoms of diabetes I have to get myself looked at. Lovely.

Mom doesn't think this is a big deal, but I do. Her blood sugar was "only" 139, which given my history with my cat Clancy I know is not terrible. When Clancy was diagnosed he was over 500. 

So this just sucks. I'm worried about her. I'm worried about me.

Happy 4th of July. Mine is shit.


Dagny said...

Well fuck.

I'm really sorry.

I am glad she got it caught early and with proper treatment she will do just fine. And I am also glad that you are going to get checked...all your peeing has always nagged in the back of my I'd be happy to know for sure that was nothing!!!

So yeah that sucks. And I'm sorry.

And I hope you dont' stress too much.


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Annie said...

You probably pee all the time because you drink so much water:-) I am glad our mom got it caught early. Try not to worry.
Big Hug.

Cyn said...

This is good news actually. We live in a day and age where diabetes can be managed. If this were 100 years ago her life would be cut significantly and she would have worse problems develop and not be able to do anything about it. Now she can. Sure no one wants this, but catching it early is really good despite seeming so sucky.