Tuesday, July 26, 2011
So, I was expecting another lecture on being fat. The dangers, the onset of diabetes, my thyroid issues high blood pressure blah blah blah. I waited (for the usual 1,000,000 hours) for my appointment at the VA. I have a great doc. Always tells me like it is and doesn’t sugar coat anything.
Congrats! He says as I walk in….you didn’t listen and you HAVE diabetes. It is not onset, you are not PRE diabetic…you HAVE IT! He said here are your pills and partner you need to have an epiphany. THEN I got the sermon, and a good one at that. Well, good news is I had the epiphany a couple weeks ago and this is simply reinforcing what I need to do. Damn it….I WILL be here for my kids and my wife. I WILL control this. I WILL not be on this medication in 6 months when I go for my follow up. I want to live…and I want to enjoy myself while I do it.
I am pissed…VERY pissed! But I can’t beat myself up, I have to act, I am tired of giving everyone including myself lip service about this crap….time to do work.