Better late than…

So about two months have passed since I last posted anything here. Whatevs. I don’t do this for you. I do this so someone rich and/or famous will notice me and give me money. Yeah, that makes total sense.

Got my new foot x-rays finally. Only about a month and a half later than my podiatrist wanted me to get them done. Good news is that it looks like my broken foot is healing. I think. The break is definitely knitting back together but there’s this sort of semi transparent lump around it on the bone. I need to do some research and see if that’s normal. I just hope that it is because I don’t need anything else going wrong with my foot.

Which leads me into a bunch of new issues. About a week ago, after I had set up my appointment to get my x-rays done, I started trying to exercise again. My foot wasn’t really hurting that much so I thought it had to be healing by now so I might as well start again. I was (apparently) right that it was healing but the fallout from me starting to exercise again has been extreme.

I’ve developed not one, not two, but a total of three major blisters on my left foot. The first was when I started exercising again, literally that day, and I think was caused by the way I was walking. It formed on the bottom of my foot near a callous. It’s almost completely healed now. The second was caused by my “boot”, that I started wearing again after my foot unexpectedly swelled up from me exercising. I guess it was rubbing the top of my foot and a rather large blister appeared there. It’s still healing and even feels a little sticky. It’s not pretty right now but I hope it’s getting better.

Blister number three happened like yesterday. I have no idea where this one came from. I’ve been off and on wearing my boot again for about a week now but also not walking any real distance either. Last night I noticed that my foot was really, really swollen under a large callous that I have on the bottom of it. After a bit of limping on it because it was hurting so much, I realized that it was actually a very large blister formed under the entire callous. I don’t know if I did the right thing here but I popped the blister and, after realizing that the entire callous was now slipping and sliding around, ended up cutting it free. So now I have a big, bloody patch of skin on the bottom of my foot. I have a huge bandage covering it and I’m cleaning it out regularly. I just hope I didn’t do something stupid but walking on it seemed almost stupider.

Now I just need to make appointments to see all my doctors again, my podiatrist included. I’m kind of worried that she’s going to tell me that I screwed up with the blister so I’m delaying a bit until it can heal over enough to not look like something from a horror movie. One of the issues is that I have so much neuropathy in my feet that it doesn’t really hurt. I guess that’s going to help a lot with the healing process but it’s also going to be a problem with figuring out if something is going wrong (or wronger, really) with it. Oh well. Too late now to worry about it.

On to more happy things: I’ve lost a good 15 to 20 pounds, depending on how much I weigh on a given day as my weight can fluctuate by as much a nine pounds in a 24 hour period for some reason. I’m down to around 265. And that’s with little to no exercise. That’s also with little to no food, sometimes going an entire day or two without eating anything. Maybe that’s not the best way to lose weight but it’s been working so far.

My blood sugar has been amazing for the most part, probably from the lack of eating. Besides the random spike now and then I’ve been managing well bellow where I need to be. Everyone wants me bellow a 6.5. As of late I’ve been bellow 5.5, which is normal. Meaning I’ve actually been having slightly lower blood sugar readings than people who aren’t diabetic. I’m cool with that. But I still need to be careful. I was down to a 5.1 or 5.2 at one point. That’s too low. I’m usually around 5.4 or 5.5 though. Just checked and I’m reading at 5.3. I should eat something to bring my sugar up a little. I’ll probably just grab one of the sugar sodas we keep in the fridge for sugar crashes. I’ve also noticed that even drinking a whole can will only raise my blood sugar by about maybe 20 points. Whatever I’ve been doing lately seems to be really working for me. Hopefully my doctor doesn’t take that as a sign to cut my insulin or other meds. I’m always worrying about running out before I can get my next refill since my insurance really won’t give me any leeway.

Okay, that’s good for now. I pulled the bandage off the bottom of my foot and I’m going to give it a little breathing time as the skin around it is all white and puffy. Let it dry out a bit then wrap it up for another day or two. In the mean time I’m going to look up and see if the way my broken bone is healing is typical or not.

That’s it.


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