Blaugust Winner

Blaugust Winner
Blaugust Winner 2014

Monday, August 4, 2014

I Really Hate Diabetes

My fourth Blaugust is not about gaming.  I'll get back to that tomorrow.  While I know I can blog about anything, my goal was to do as much gaming material as I could.

Today, however, I'm just pissed off about my health. I had an appointment with my gastroenterologist about my liver.  I've been a diagnosed diabetic for about ten years now.  Many of us know their diagnose date, but I do not.  Diabetes has caused my liver to become cirrhotic and that has given me a whole new set of issues to deal with.  With my recent gall bladder removal, due to my cirrhotic liver, I had to be cut open instead of having the laparoscopic procedure.  My recovery time has been far longer as a result.

My GI doc told me "If you can maintain decent glucose levels and with your age, you would be an ideal candidate for liver transplant."  LOL!  I mean... That's all I wanted to hear was "liver transplant".  He followed that up by saying i was not anywhere near being in that shape.  So my point is "Why bring it up?"  It was certainly two words I didn't want to hear or discuss today.

Tomorrow back to your regularly scheduled topic.

1 comment:

  1. Your doctor probably sees patients all day who have complicated presentations and he's constantly thinking about managing their situation. Probably had to counsel someone that morning about their reduced options, and if they hit certain markers they could become eligible for the transplant list.

    Then he comes to you and sees your overall good health and he's visibly relieved. With all those other cases weighing on his mind, he thinks to himself, 'This guy wouldn't have any trouble qualifying for the list, he would be an ideal candidate for a transplant.' It's only later that he realizes that he said that out loud.

    I don't pretend to know your situation, but I do know that it can be a strange world inside a doctor's head with odd synapses firing at the wrong time.

    I hope you have a speedy recovery from your procedure and wish you all the best.