Tuesday, October 20, 2009

High Blood Sugars And A Peanut Buster Parfait...

Let's begin with a list of my medical conditions/history...

I have metal wires and screws that hold my jaw together from a surgery I had in 1991.

In 2001 I was diagnosed with skin cancer and had it removed.

In 2002 I had major back surgery and now hold 4 metal rods, 10 screws and a plastic vertebra in my lower lumbar.

Also in 2002 I had another skin cancer spot removed in the same area as the first.

In 2004 the skin cancer reappeared, still in the same area.  It was removed and I did radiation.

In 2005 I did another round of radiation because the skin cancer returned, for the fourth time in the same area.  This time the radiation left a hideous scar.

In 2006 I had surgery on both of my eyes to correct my lazy eye.

In 2008 I had a hysterectomy (removal of my uterus) due to several cysts that would not go away.

In late 2008 I had a seizure while out with some friends and was later diagnosed with Epilepsy, which is extremely rare at the age of 34.

This year my doctor discovered an area on the inside of my right thigh riddled with skin cancer, this time in the form of tiny tumors.  I did radiation after having it removed.

Also this year I was told I am going through menopause, most likely from having my uterus removed.


Today I was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes!

So, to wrap things up...

I am a diabetic, epileptic, bionic woman (metal in my jaw and back), cancer ridden, no uterus, menopausal woman who probably should have a depressant prescribed to help with the depression that I am sure is to follow!

How did I celebrate my new found medical issue?

Like this...


  1. No way? You didn't really do that did you? Girl you need to take care of yourself!

  2. Girl, you've got it all. That skin cancer deal is wild. You have had it more than anyone I know. I am glad you are on top of it, though.

    I am prediabetic... no meds, just watch the diet. I watch myself eat whatever I want.

  3. Of course I ate a Peanut Buster Parfait...it was one last hoorah! ;)

  4. Wow. Think of all the lives you can honestly say to "I understand" especially when you add your marital history to that list. You really help me out a lot b/c I truly know that you know what it feels like. I am so sorry about the diabetes. I know it is NOT a fun thing to deal with. Maybe that will help with weight loss tho...if you can't have the sweets? LOL. Do you watch Army Wives (the season just ended but the major's wife discovered that she had diabetes and then the season covered her struggles with accepting and embracing it). Great season! Thank God for dvr...meant I could go to small groups AND still have Army Wives!

  5. Chocolate and peanut butter can fix anything!