Tuesday, August 9, 2011

What the hell?

So I'm plodding along like I always do, I look down at my feet...

What the hell?

They are swelling up again.  I'm not eating the frozen entrees.  I learned my lesson from the last time I swelled up.  I've limited the use of those buggers.  Also now I'm having some shortness of breath and I'm exhausted.  I've no energy whatsoever.  Not much of an appetite either.

I put in a call to the doctor's office.  He'll see me at the end of the month to check me over.  I'm taking a few days off of working out, I just don't feel like I have the strength to do so.  Went last evening to the pharmacy to pick up a prescription that the doc called in for me to help with the swelling. 

I'm really frustrated because I don't add salt to my food nor to it when I cook.  I don't use a lot of processed foods nor canned foods.  When I use canned veggies I get the kinds that are labeled "no added salt"...just because.  Not that I'm trying to watch my salt intake or anything but I don't really need it and figure if I don't need it, why add it if it's not needed right?

So my previous swelling was baffling but my kinda sorta twin helped me to figure out that it was because of the intolerable heat and my over consumption of frozen entrees to stay on plan so that I wouldn't go over on my points.  Well, I'm still not going over on my points, salt intake is still low, but I'm still blowing up.  Luckily not to the extent that I was before, but still...when you are able to push in on where you are blowing up and it dents in (pitting for those who know what I'm talking about), it can be quite alarming.  After all, I am trying to watch all this.  Paying attention to what I'm eating, exercising (well, except for these past few days) making sure to take my meds & insulin....

Needless to say, I'm very very frustrated.  I may have to use my stress reduction kit....


  1. Twin sez have him draw a BRNP....

  2. I don't have my labs book here with me. What will the BRNP show?