My tricuspid valve isn’t leaking as much as it was last year when I was thinking about weight loss. The cardiologist was patting herself on the back for the improvement.
This puzzled me because I couldn’t remember what she did.
She said it was because she counseled me weight loss.
Oh well, if she wants to take credit, okay.
I reached a new scale victory today. This weekend I had reached a loss of 95 pounds since I had lapband surgery. 30 pounds since I joined Profile by Sanford.
I currently have no fluid in my band.
My insulin usage has gone from over 100 units a day to 100 units a week but that’s because Profile by Sanford is so low carb.
I still have a high amount of arthritis pain but I am finding it easier to get around.
I have severe dry eye. So bad, I couldn’t do a full time remote teaching job. At the end of the day, I couldn’t focus enough to drive safely.
I had my early visit with my eye doctor and saw a poster for Lipiflow. I signed up immediately and my only regret is the charge, but I’m hoping it will go down in price.
There is a lot of after care to it but I should have been doing a lot of the care already.
They warned that I might have more trouble the two days after than before but I didn’t notice that. 4 days out and my dry eye is the best it’s been in ages.
Very happy with it.
They put you in a chair, put relaxing music on, give numbing eye drops and then put on special equipment on your eye. They stayed and observed, while I babbled about the weekend’s dog show.
Sent me home with a bag of ointments. Another than that helped is that they switched me from PM Ointment to Oasis Plus at night, which means I still have some useful vision.
Definitely worth it.
The latest experiment is different.
I’ve gone from medformim, to insulin only (70/30) to pumping and now I am doing MDI with rapid insulin and Ozempic.
I’ve lost enough weight that I don’t need basal insulin. I need bolus insulin and corrections.
With the Omnipod, I was having to put 100 units in the pod, give the least amount of insulin possible, bolus and corrections.
It’s been 5 days, and I’ve used the first 100 units of insulin, so I’m not wasting insulin.
The Dexcom is making a huge difference. I’m not sure I could do finger sticks and MDI.
I think I just convinced myself that Inpen is the answer.