Today I want to share a praise report with you! I’m so excited and grateful to God that my Hemoglobin A1c is 6.4!!! I’m so grateful for His loving kindness and guidance on this journey!
Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it. – William Arthur Ward
This is an actual surgery using the di Vinci robot. Using a single port, it’s an outpatient procedure. I was in surgery at 11am and going home by 3pm. Amazing!
I think I had such a sick gallbladder for such a long time – it was really messing with me. Now that it’s gone, the struggle to maintain control of my type 2 diabetes seems to be so much easier!
Since surgery I’ve very easily lost 12 pounds and a few inches from my waist. It’s not about looks with me – but hey, nice side effect anyway. The best news was my lab report – I never thought I’d be considered a controlled diabetic! My blood pressure also went back to normal after surgery.
The surgeon said my gallbladder was red, swollen and angry. I probably waited too long to get it removed. I wish I had gone in for surgery sooner. If I had known then what I know now, I surely would have!
I still have to eat right and exercise every day, but I refuse to look at the long-term – I choose to look at the moment and take it one moment, one food choice, one exercise choice, one hydration choice – at a time. I want and need to be smarter – and keep asking God for help when temptation comes my way.
The most impressive part of this journey has been the incredible amount of energy I have now! I feel so much better – it’s hard to explain, but every time I think about how much better I feel – it makes me cry because I was blaming so much on age.
Diabetes will always be with me, but it sure is a great feeling to know it’s finally under control! I’m not saying that everyone with a high A1c has a malfunctioning gallbladder, but in my case – it seems that was part of the problem.
Who knew? Wink! 😉