This past week was my Month 2 A1C test with my CDE. (That is, my 2nd month of really trying to tighten control to possibly prepare myself for possibly having another baby…possibly.) Last month’s A1C was 6.6 – a significant improvement over the previous month. I felt that this month had been pretty good, in spite of a few ups and downs, so I expected to see another drop this time.
As it turned out, I was 6.6 again. In all honesty, I’m a bit disappointed. I know a 6.6 is really a fantastic A1C, a big improvement over a few months ago, and a HUGE improvement over the control I’ve had for most of my life. It’s just that I was trying so hard….and it didn’t move.
I’m totally fine with a 6.6 A1C pre-conception, and I’m sure my endo will be too, but I really want it to be lower during pregnancy, and this makes me doubt my ability to do that – particularly with the majorly fluctuating hormones that go with pregnancy.
So even though I probably shouldn’t be, I’m a bit disappointed.
Anyway…that’s the A1C update. On to the randoms:
1. I see my endo next week. I was supposed to see her during the last week of April, but she had to change the appointment date, so now I see her this week. Since I got my bloodwork for the appointment done yesterday, I guess there’s not much more I can do to tighten control before seeing her. All I can do is log. Log log log. Blech.
2. Closely related to #1 above, I’m having a log-block. I’m already getting VERY sick of it. The breaks I take from it are, unfortunately, only serving to make my logs look like swiss cheese – with big holes in what should be trends. It makes for a lot more guesswork. But seriously – if I have a log burnout already, how can I possibly keep it going during a pregnancy that may not even start for months yet…..? It’s going to be a balance between optimal logging and realistic logging, I guess. I feel like I need to make a log joke here, but I can only think of lame ones, like how I have enough logs already to build a cabin or something like that….so let’s skip it.
3. For a long time now I’ve been using Arrowhead Mills corn spaghetti (gluten-free) in place of “real” pasta. But last week, while making a delicious casserole, I realized that Catelli Smart Pasta actually has virtually the same amount of carbs and fibre…but also has more protein than the Arrowhead Mills type. Since I’m not eating gluten-free anymore, I think I’m going to make the switch. I have yet to find any truly low-carb pasta here in Canada (let me know when Dreamfields gets here…or should I just bite the bullet and order it online?), so it seems that Catelli Smart Pasta in small portions is my best bet for now.
4. On a less positive note, lately my blog stats are showing more and more people finding me through search engine queries like this: will I go blind with retinopathy? It makes me sad – people looking for some comfort while they send answerless questions into cyberspace. I don’t know, folks. I really don’t. I’m sorry. All I can say is take care of what you have, and do it now.
5. Just because I hate to leave with such a sombre tone, here’s a non-D random for you. I’m really liking The Black Keys lately…especially this song. Give it a listen!