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Friday, July 28, 2006

I went to the Dr and the Dr said...

OK so I went to the Dr today. I told him about my foot and he agreed that it was most likely Plantars Facitiis and recommended that I get a foot support from the pharmacy and see how that works. I guess I'll try that if it comes back. As for the Insomnia he referred me to an Insomnia class...I hope they aren't teaching how to get insomnia because if they are they'll be preaching to the choir. I did get my hemoglobin A1C test results back...for those of you not familliar with it. The hemoglobin A1C is a blood test that is meant to give you a 3 month average of your blood sugar levels.

A reading anywhere between 4.0 and 6.0 would be considered normal (non-diabetic) range. Diabetics are thought to be doing well on their treatment plan if their reading falls below 7 and some feel 6.5.

in feb of 2006 my Hemoglobin A1C was tested at 7.1 and I spent much of the beginning of the year feeling really ill. I missed a lot of work. And while that may not be that high and some people function rather well at much higher levels the combination of my blood sugar, my weight, sleep apnea and some minor anemia I was experiencing was enough to put me out of commission. It was the at this point that I finally decided to take charge of my health.

Well as of today, after 7 weeks of diet and exercise, my Hem A1C is sitting at 6.5 which means (to me at least) that there is a fair chance of reversing my diabetes... huzzah!

Oh and my work out clothes feel like a tent on me. I'm gonna weigh in next week and may take some pictures so you can tell me if you notice a difference... cool?

16 Comments:

Blogger The EYE said...

awesome! congrats man! thats very cool. i definitely would like to see some updated pics.

and by now, the scale has to have moved. i'll keep my fingers crossed for you.

5:28 AM, July 28, 2006  
Blogger leenzii said...

wow, that's super impressive! keep up that good work and you'll put ME to shame *lol* (we can't have that.....no really we can't)....i'll have to start making a real effort now....oO(oh dear god...noooooooo)

6:41 AM, July 28, 2006  
Anonymous Rebecca said...

Congratulations! That is wonderful news. I know you feel really gratified.

6:53 AM, July 28, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sean,

AWESOME! You are feeling better, noticing a change in your clothes, and now your test results show that your health is on the upswing. Keep up the great work! I'm with you leenzil - I too must step up to the plate and get down to some serious business.

KA

9:54 AM, July 28, 2006  
Blogger thehealingroom said...

Definitely cool, Sean.

:>)

10:15 AM, July 28, 2006  
Anonymous blayne said...

Sorry to hear about the plantars. That kind of stuff can take forever to go away...or it will dissapear the moment you change shoes. In my experience, foot and back injuries are the most frustrating and difficult to get rid of. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK! you're inspirational blog keeps me going no matter how boring my office job gets!

10:46 AM, July 28, 2006  
Anonymous densedot said...

That's AWESOME news, Sean. Keep up the great work.

You're such an inspiration!!!

11:48 AM, July 28, 2006  
Blogger JC said...

I sure enjoy reading your positive out look on life in general. Good luck and keep doing what your doing because it really sounds like it works.

6:21 PM, July 28, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

great work!

im looking forward to watching the
'weight balloon' indicator move finally!

11:50 PM, July 28, 2006  
Blogger Sean Perkey said...

the eye: thanks man! I'm hoping to have pics in a few days...and as far as the scale goes as long as I hit the top of my muscle gain it should be dropping as we speak! I have my fingers crossed too!

Leenzii: Haha! I-monna-beet-choo! come on let's race! ;0)

rebecca: Thanx! I do feel good about it. One of the main goals I have for getting into shape is to reverse my diabetes and I think I have a really good chance!

KA: everything's coming up roses! of course to be realistic I know I have a looooooong way to go but I have to take the little victories as they come because they are the little motivation that assure me that big changes are coming. :0)

thehealingroom: thanks ~(=0)

blayne: Yeah. the plantars does suck but with a little ibuprofin and stretching it hasn't kept me from doing anything in a while now so I should be able to keep up! And, thank you for your comlipments. I'm glad enjoy my blog it's gratifying to know that people get something out of what I'm writing! Thank you very much!

densedot:Yeah Thanks! I'm pretty excited myself! and, awwww shucks you're just sayin' that ;o)

JC:hey thanks for reading. I'm glad you're enjoying it so far! As far as my positive outlook goes...I've been thinking about how to explain that and I guess what i've come up with is, it's going to take a long time for me to reach my goal and I know that along the way things won't always go my way or exactly as I expect but I'm commited to seeing it through so I don't really see any reason to be dissapointed. I guess If I had set some limit on how long this should take then I would take each little problem to heart and get depressed about it but since there's no real expectation on my part i don't let the little things affect me like they might normally... does that make any sense? I'll post a better explaination (probably today) anyway..thanks again!

Anonymous:You and me both my friend! you and me both!

3:51 AM, July 29, 2006  
Blogger Roy said...

Your workout clothes feel like a tent? That's the best sort of feedback I can imagine. Well, that doesn't come from a pretty lady noticing that you look better.

Awesome news, sir. Not quite as epic as seeing that you Hemoglobin test came back with better results.

Oddly enough, it took my doc putting me on blood pressure medicine for me to decide to lose weight and get healthy. As of this morning, I've lost 45lbs since that doctor visit. Sometimes it takes a serious health problem to give us a good wake-up call.

8:14 AM, July 29, 2006  
Blogger pseudojoe said...

great job!

6:17 AM, July 31, 2006  
Anonymous Deb said...

I am here via your sis-in-law...really enjoying your blog. Thanks.
This is my perpetual advice about plantar f's (I have it too): COLD SOAKS. Fill up two buckets -one for each foot - (or your bathtub) with cold, cold water (I add ice to it). Soak those feet and ankles for 5-10 minutes in the morning and in the evening. Combine the soaks with your advil and stretching and the p.f. should abate. It has worked for me for several years to keep my p.f. in check and to handle it when it flares up.
Good luck!

1:41 PM, July 31, 2006  
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