While I was there I saw the dietician and gave her my blood sugar results that I'd been doing for the last 2 weeks. I knew they weren't good lol. There's a range which is "normal" to be in before eating and 2 hours post. The most worry was on the 2 hours post as sometimes they were about 16/17, when they should be no higher than 8- I thinkkk...? Anyway, yeah they were too high but I asked if it could be due to my chest getting worse and she said that's a possibility. I'm to carry on testing while I'm on IVs and I need to see the diabetic nurse in a few weeks. They may decide to do what is called a continuous glucose test, which is where they put a device in your stomach- a bit like piercing your ear, they will put it in using a needle of some sort and then it will stay there. I think it's only for a few days but it continuously monitors your sugar levels in your blood and keeps a record of them. Very clever! Then if it concludes that I do have Cystic Fibrosis related diabetes (CFRD) I will probably start some insulin. It's all those Angel Delights I've been eating all my life hahahaaa.
So thennnn, the dietician came onto my bone density results. She'd got the detailed report back and, again there is like a normal range etc etc. They test the bone density in your hip and your spine and mine have dropped. It's common in people with CF because of our digestive systems not working properly and with being ill and sometimes not going outside enough due to hosp admissions, being in bed etc, we don't absorb enough vitamin D. You need vitamin D to absorb calcium- something I have more than enough of in my diet! The main way of getting vit D is through the sun, but you can also get some from food or vit D supplements. I've started an extra vit D tablet, which is soooo pretty! Really weird thing to say about a tablet but the colour is just so beautiful. Reminds me of the ocean. Here's a pic- you'll see what I mean!
Another thing I can do to improve my bones is jump 20 times a day. Super strange request but apparently the low bearing pressure will help strengthen my bones more. As we develop our bones mostly through our teenage years, there isn't a huge difference that I can make by doing these things. It's unlikely I will bounce back to the "normal" range. I will probably have osteoporosis in the next few years, but as I said, it's pretty common in CF people. Just have to do all I can to slow it down :)
Sooooo, now I'm on IVs. Had a blood test today, and have another one next week and just have to get these lungs back into gear.
For Ashley's birthday, she was given a gift certificate for cream tea at Harrods and she asked me to join her! I hadn't been to Harrods in at least 10 years. It was amazing- if not exhausting haha. Such a lovely place and all the staff are so friendly. Of course we had a good look through Shoe Haven and tried on things worth more than all the contents of my house put together! The Chritstmas bit was lovely too.
Halloween's been, hoping to be well enough to go to my aunty and uncle's for fireworks evening.