So mixed bag today. Once I realised I didn’t have any appointments today, I thought I’d try and get a phone appointment to get my blood results. Rang the surgery and asked for one, and they told me my doctor was working out of a different location today and I should call there – after it took me about 20 minutes to get through. Still, I called the other surgery, and after another 15 minutes asked for a phone appointment – they don’t do them – but he could see me at 10:30. So, I ended up with a visit to the GP today anyway.
The good news, from the blood test my kidney and cholesterol results are fine. My liver results are ‘off’ but they’re always off and this time they’re off by less than they ever have been before. My HbA1c test was 5.8. That’s pretty good, and the biggest indicator of diabetes related health. It could stand being a little lower, more like 5% maybe and I still need to make sure day-to-day control is maintained.
The bad news is that my urine test showed protein, which means although my kidney blood tests are ok, my kidneys are allowing protein through. Essentially this is caused either by diabetes, or by high blood pressure or by both. The treatment is ACE inhibitors, which means another daily tablet. Yay me – see the NHS did get me something new for my birthday – a surprise! I get to take them for a week and then have more blood tests so now I have another appointment next week to give more blood and then I’ll need another GP appointment 3-4 weeks after that to review the results.
In other bad news – the car needs a new rear silencer (it sounded really bad today), and the MOT is due next week (which we’d kind of forgotten). I guess I know where the money I’ve managed to save is going this month.
But in other good news, Wickes sell mini-trip switches which are the exact right size for our old fashioned fuse box. I bought one 5amp one (after being caught out recently buying low energy light bulbs in bulk only to find out they didn’t fit, I thought I’d start with one thing this time and expand if it was the right option) and it fits perfectly. So hopefully if the Annoying Hallogen Light Bulbs from Hell in the kitchen trip the fuse it’s a quick switch flick to get things back online and no need to power down the entire fricking house.
So tomorrow eye test, Wednesday nurse appointment, sometime between then and next week, car in for MOT.
Then I’ll probably need a holiday to get over all this stuff.