Last week, my husband called to say he’d gotten a message from my doctor’s office. Something had shown up on my blog work, they’d tried to send a letter but it had been returned for some unknown reason. I called right back, but of course they called just before leaving the office, and the answering service was no help.
So started the night of little sleep and lots of worry. I knew it couldn’t be anything OMG-I’m-going-to-die or they’d have called me and brought me in right away. All I could think over-and-over in my head was whatever was wrong would affect my fertility and we’d never have more children. I was out-of-my-mind worried about that.
I called first thing when the doctor’s office opened (and sat on hold for 20 minutes, does everyone call first thing in the morning?). Turns out I’m pre-diabetic. From reading online, I’m basically diabetic, but not bad, yet.
The news wasn’t easy to hear. And of course all I can think about is how it will affect getting pregnant and having a healthy baby.
Before getting this news, I’d already made some big changes in my life, changing the way I ate drastically.
When Cora died, we basically lived off prepackaged food and fast food for a long time because I couldn’t handle the responsibilities of cooking and meal planning.
Doesn’t help Ben has the most massive sweet tooth and always buys loads of ice cream, candy and the sugary stuff. Since she died, I’ve gained 100 pounds. And curse my husband, he’s only gained about 20. Guys are so lucky some times!
I was curious about how my recent PCOS diagnosis went along with this news, and learned that half of all woman with PCOS also are diabetic or pre-diabetic, so I guess it makes sense.
I’m lucky, and obviously got pregnant once while losing weight (Cora was a Weight Watchers baby). So hopefully with some lifestyle changes I’ll be in better health (and pregnant!!).
Sorry for all the paranthesis in this post (apparently I’ve had a lot of asides today).
So why am I writing about it here? For support, advice and accountability.
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