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Musings 1318.70 Finding my new normal

This past week was one of the toughest of my life.

At 55 years old I was diagnosed with diabetes. While all of my immediate family have this disease, I was caught off guard because of all the blood work and doctor's visits of the past few years, no one ever mentioned issues with my glucose levels (in spite of me alerting them of my family history).
Never mind the fact that I wasn't displaying any of the alleged tale tell symptoms. So much for the "practice of medicine". My dermatologist of all people discovered it. The whole thing was overwhelming because I went from feeling great (for my age) to shock, sadness, confusion, fear, etc. I know that I'll get a handle on this, since it's very common and people live long healthy lives with diabetes. The worse part was the medication: Janumet (very expensive BTW), made me progressively sicker each day.
By the fourth day, I was nauseous all the time, weak, tired, and felt faint with no motivation to do anything besides stay in bed. Hubz was as much help as he could be, I think he was also a little scared. Suddenly his Superwoman, who runs everything in our lives was down and out. Finally I looked at the sheet the pharmacist gave me when I picked up the prescription and of the seven symptoms listed to alert the doctor immediately, I had three. Upon contacting my doctor I was switched to Januiva (unfortunately also very expensive) which made a huge difference.
After three days the nausea is almost gone and just trying to eat right to get my strength back so I can start some kind of exercise regimen. My numbers are down, I'm starting to feel like myself again, optimistic about a new even healthier lifestyle and plan to educate myself as much as possible so I can get back to me again.