I was supposed to go and have blood work done this week, A1C; feritin count, CBC, etc…but our hospital told me not to come because they don’t want people walking through the hospital and possibly catching the flu here. So all of those numbers are going to have to wait. I hate to say I am disappointed not to be able to know, but I can tell by my dailies that the A1C would be high — and maybe it’s a good thing that I don’t know that number now, AND that they will call when it’s healthier to come.
My second and more disturbing news is I can’t exercise. I have been riding the eliptical bike at our clinic’s gym, but they have closed the exercise room for the same reason that the hospital doesn’t want people who are well coming in…the flu. The waiting room is at the other end of the room from where the exercise room is, and you have to walk through a sea of people to get there. NOPE, no more. Now what? My numbers, my knees, my attitude were just beginning to get better, much better, and now I am stuck without exercise equipment. I do have to remember that it has to be a non-weight bearing type exercise like the bike or swimming. Right now swimming is the answer — but it does cost me 12 trips for $20…and; I try to make my ticket last a month. No extra money for another exercise room with equipment, so buck up and swim…four days a week and some walking in the house for the fifth day. Gosh I wish it were summer again and I could walk outside.
And my last concern…not listed…diabetics are in the high risk category for h1n1 vaccines, yet we haven’t heard or seen any of any shots at all. When I was at the clinic this week, they said, they are “hoping” for the beginning of December or maybe the first of the year. HUH??? The nurse and I joked that by the time the shots get to South Dakota or at least my northeastern city, it will be April, and hopefully we won’t need them or people won’t get them because they won’t believe anymore that it’s important. Joke, did I say that? It’s not a joke. Now what?
Oh, well, eat, exercise, take care of me, and remain in a healthy frame of mind.