Color me happy

I’ve not been feeling well for a while now.  It’s probably all related to my diabetes.  Sometimes it’s just my feet hurting.  Sometimes it’s an overall blah feeling…and sometimes, well, I cannot quite describe how I feel, other than just….off.

So, I had my followup with my doctor in regards to my diabetes today and he said I deserved three gold stars.  Not only did my weight drop by 10 pounds (by his scale) but my A1C dropped from 8.5 to 7.4.

I attribute most of this to the medications I am on.  I take Glipizide and Metformin twice a day and I take Farxiga in the mornings.  Farxiga is outrageously pricey, and even with my insurance, was going to cost me over $900 every 3 months.  So, we got a coupon from the manufacturer and I now have a $0 copay. This coupon is only available to people with insurance.  So…why not lower the cost?  I really do not understand the price of medications in this country.

After I left the doctor’s office I started thinking about how good those numbers could be if I actually added in some exercise to my weekly routine.  And really cut out the foods I shouldn’t have.  I have been doing portion control though, and not buying the “bad” foods.  It’s definitely helping though.

I’ll take it.  Not going to complain.  My goal is to have all the numbers down again when I go back in November.

Happy Birthmonth to me

Has war been declared on men and I missed the memo? Seriously…what is it with suddenly everyone is claiming sexual harrassment? I’m not saying any case is true or not…but it seems like suddenly it’s the thing to do….come out and make allegations (all are allegations to me until proven true).

I’m not looking for a debate…just making an observation. Yes, I am aware I have been MIA. I’ve been unable to get my thoughts lately into coherent words. Holding things inside, however, is not good either. So whether anyone wants to read my words or not, I need to get back into the habit of writing things down.

On another note…how the hell is it November already? Where has the year gone?  I heard a teaser on the news that said “Hearing Christmas music too early is bad for your mental health” but have yet to find anything on the internet about it.  Perhaps I have not looked in the right places.  Is it too soon to be listening?  Is too much bad for  you?  Curious mind here.