« on: May 09, 2015, 07:44:39 AM »
So a few weeks ago I went for a check up and my A1C number was 5.6 which, I was told, was awesome. So that was good news. The bad news was that, in the course of being subjected to a battery of blood tests, it was found that I also have hepatitis C. So somewhere along the line, a jailhouse tattoo or a dirty needle from my junkie days cost more than I imagined. However, great strides have been made recently in treatment of this and I have an appointment with a specialist in the near future. I hope to begin one of the new medicines that eradicate the disease in 12 weeks.
The upshot of all this is that now, at 50 years old, life is putting me in a position to take care of myself like I probably should have been all along. I now have a Primary Care Physician, for the first time ever. I have health insurance, for the first time ever. All the doctors i am seeing are all at KU Med so all my records, appointments, etc. are all centralized and coordinated, which is a huge help to me as far as keeping track of it all and communication between all the different departments and, if all that wasn't enough, I get to have my first colonoscopy soon. WHEE!!!!! Doesn't get much better than that now, does it. LOL. Pics to follow...just kidding. Maybe.