Letting myself go

Carol Roach By Carol Roach, 6th Aug 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
Posted in Wikinut>Health>General Health>Diseases & Infections

This is my personal journey from bad health to good health. I let myself go for so long that I knew if I was to live I had to do something about it.

Introduction

Written two years ago and updated today.

As you already know, I am getting tested for liver problems, what is certain is that I have fatty liver disease which is caused by obesity. I have been going for tests for other liver complications such as hepatitis and cirrhosis of the liver. I go for the follow up on that on July 25th of 2013.

Yesterday my nurse gave me a needle to prevent hepatitis. I will have to have two more before the treatment is finished.


Update: I have since found out that I that I have a very damaged liver, I have non alcoholic cirrhosis of the liver. I will have to be followed the rest of my life because I could eventually end up with cancer. It is scarey but I was not in the frame of mind to do anything about it except to pray. I did not take action to improve my own health.

Letting myself go

Two years ago my health just kept deteriorating. The nurse told me that the meds for diabetes is not working. She can’t get my diabetes under control and I am going to have to start taking insulin shots. Another nurse will call for an appointment to show me how it works.

The first time I was told that might happen I was worried. But now I just take in stride. What will be will be. It is better that I take needles than develop serious complications with my liver, heart, kidneys, and eyes and so on.

I let myself go and it is all my fault, the only good thing I did at this point was that I put myself on the waiting list for weight loss surgery.

I was still afraid of the surgery but I knew I had a year and a half to think about it.

poor health

Update: If you read my work published here you will know that I had the surgery two weeks ago. It is going very well. I hope that my diabetes will disappear or at least come down. My endocrinologists said that I might stop taking the insulin and go back to pills. She will have to see how it goes. I have an appointment with her on the 19th of August.

Please if you are overweight don’t let your life slip by you like this. Please don’t get in as bad shape as I am. Don’t wait as long as I did to do something about it.

All photos taken from the public domain

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Tags

Bariatric Surgery, Damaged Liver, Diabetes, Fatty Liver, Hepatitis, Insulin, Insulin Shots, Liver Problems, Non Alcoholic Cirrhosis Of The Liver, Obesity, Weight Loss Surgery

Meet the author

author avatar Carol Roach
Retired therapist and author of two books, freelance writer, newsletter editor, and blogger. I write, health, mental health, women's issues, animal , celebrity, history, and SEO articles.

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author avatar brendamarie
7th Aug 2015 (#)

Carol, my best wishes to you.

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author avatar Linda Della Donna
22nd Feb 2017 (#)

My very best to you, Carol. Thank you for being my friend.

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