I went to the doctors on Tuesday (As you will know if you've read previous posts) I booked it so that I didn't get any suprises in September at my bariatric surgery consultation I raised the following concerns and the doctors thoughts are next to them:
HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE - 190/90 (Extremely High) - Given a monitor to take reading every morning and evening for 2 weeks (incl whilst on holiday) . Likelihood prescribed tablets.
DIABETES (T2) - Glucose Level - 11.5 (High) - Blood Tests after I get back from holiday + urine sample.
CHOLESTROL - Pretty much diagnosed. Tests to confirm
SLEEP APNOEA- Refferal to sleep clinic
Also had a check up for my osteoarthritis - As the NSAIDs have not been as effective as would have hoped, I have now been prescribed capsaicin cream - which will have to be rubbed in by Steph as I can't reach/see below my belly button. However, I will need a knee replacement by the time I'm 26 ( 3 year estimate) for definate - weight loss or no weight loss - the damage is done.
I was also weighed, I now weigh 28st 12lbs (3 pound on in 5 days). I got a proper dressing down from the doc too, since my last visit in March I have put on 7lbs - he thinks I won't make it past 40 unless I lose 15stone as my arteries are so clogged up with fat and that I will have a heart attack in the next two years (I already have erectile dysfunction), and the surgery will help with that.
1st weigh in tomorrow and New wordpress blog too.