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Wednesday, 4 November 2009

sometimes, I am a lion, other times I’m a Christian!

Just when I thought I was going to write a second rant free blog, about a week and a half ago I went for a glucose tolerance test, on Monday I got a letter from the surgery asking me to see the nurse. I made an appointment and this morning I pootled along to see nursey. The long and the short of it is that I have type 2 diabetes, not the end of the world, I know, but it’s going to have a major effect on my day to day living. The annoying thing is that products designed for people with medical conditions that require special dietary needs are so expensive. Surely they should be cheaper, no wheat, gluten, dairy or sugar. Maybe it costs more to process cardboard. Just discovered coke zero tastes horrid! Then there’s the medication, don’t get me wrong, I know beyond any doubt that there are people much worse off than me, there are people who are on meds that really do keep them alive. But I swear that when I head off to work in the morning, I’m going to rattle. Still, one up side of this is that I qualify for med exemption, which means that I no longer have to pay for prescriptions, which, considering that the one I got today cost the better part of 30 quid, bloody hell!

Still it’s going to be fun finding healthy recipes and stuff; hopefully I can use this to work on weight loss, and then maybe I’ll look dead sexy in the suit I wear to my wedding. One of my close friends said to me today, “turn the negative into a positive” and I’m sure that with the support of my spectacularly brilliant fiancé, things won’t be as hard as I imagine them to be. The worse thing about all this is the cutting down on sweet stuff. As my closest mates know, I have a very sweet tooth, I quite happily spend four or five quid on pick n mix at the cinema, and I have a passion for cakes and confections, I haven’t met a dessert I didn’t like.

So, dear reader, I’m afraid that this could become a bit of an “oh woe is me” thing for a while, but bear with me and we’ll soon have normal service resumed.

Thanks to Manky for the lead on the ghost hunting, a good site indeed, more to come on that as soon as I get chance to carry out a bit of research.

So that’s all for now.

When life throws you lemons, make lemonade!

Ta ta!

4 comments:

Uji, Angel Izzy, Ziggy, Angel Bean, Hiro and Momma Tea said...

Stuff making lemonade baby make singapore slings instead cos everyone will wonder how the feck you did it.

There is nothing we cannot handle or deal with darling as long as we do it together, it's you n me vs the world all the way and with what we have going for us the world better watch out cos we are unstoppable.
Will hunt out some sugar free pud recipes tomorrow.

Love you hunny
x x x x

Sue Banks said...

Just be thankful for the NHS. Over here you would be paying upwards of $500 a month for insurance and still be paying that much and more for your prescriptions.....don't even start me off on tests etc.
There is always an up side. Think of this as another of life's adventures.
You can do this Big Big Steve.....no worries......oooh maybe I be calling you Little Little Steve soon :)

Manky Badger said...

Weight loss is dead easy. No meat, no bread, no potatoes, no sweets.
And eat with the smallest fork you can find. You get *so* fed up with the mechanics of eating, you stop being hungry.
That's what I'm doing at the moment, and the weight is falling off.

Granted the food you can eat is so dull it ain't worth bothering with.... but you cvan't have everything...

Unknown said...

Best way to lose weight - eat half-cooked pork that is starting to go off colour. You'll even have free bed and board for a while at the hospital. ;-)

You know I'm here any time you want to complain about anything. God knows I do it to you enough.