I had to give blood a couple of weeks ago in regards to my recent health issues. It was just a regular blood test to see what was happening and if the pills I’m on are working correctly.
I was a little worried about the results as I did have a problem about a week after my heart attack that put me back into hospital for a week. That did seem to be fine by the time I escaped. They did find something up when they took blood and the results were abnormal on one of the tests.
Today, I get a letter through my door from the doctors in regards to the last set of blood tests. The scary bit is below:
If you can’t read it then it says:
Your recent blood test has shown some impairment if your body’s ability to handle sugar, but this needs to be clarified by a repeat blood test in 3 month’s time.
In other words, it’s now not only my heart is playing up but my pancreas could be doing the same…
Over the last month I have gone from someone in “full health” to having a heart attack and now possibly on the way to getting Type 2 diabetes. Getting back to work is talking a lot more time to recover from than I first realised as I have tried to get back to do some work this week without that much success.
I thought I was fine but actually sitting down and trying to work was an entirely different prospect. That’s brought me down a little and I do need to get out and get some exercise done.
On the other hand, I’m not sure where to go from here as I need to get walking to get my fitness back but the way I feel I don’t want to get out. Hopefully this will change over the next couple of weeks and be back to top form both in my body and mind.`
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