Friday, August 08, 2008


I find myself struggling to find something to write about. Since this is a personal blog and not a cultural, media or gossip one, I do not tend to have a supply of new topics to write about every day.

When there are no sudden developments, when there is no drama, when my mood is balanced, when I am not facing any crisis, it can be hard to find something to write about.

This week has been fairly ordinary. Since Paula is back, I have worked from home every day. I never thought I would say it, but I miss going to the office. I miss the daytime interaction with other adults, the drive to campus, the walk from the parking garage to my cubicle.

We went walking last night. I did not try to run because my heel is still tender. It was a good call and today the discomfort is not as marked as it would have been if I had run. I did try to walk briskly, to get my heart rate up as much as I could.

I have not told my doctor, but I have decided I will not take the Metformin or the birth control pills. I am absolutely convinced that a change in my diet and eating habits (and the weight loss that will eventually come with that) will help me get both my blood sugar and my hormones under control. I already know my blood sugar levels are back to a normal range. It remains to be seen if my female hormone levels will normalize, but I am hopeful. My last cycle came and went without any of the extreme symptoms that tend to accompany it. I still got bloated and a bit emotional, and I still had trouble falling asleep some days, but it was nowhere near the extremes I had seen the last few months.


  1. I think that trying the natural route first is a wonderful idea. Nothing to lose and everything to gain. You can always try the other way if it doesn't work.

    My doctor advised me the same thing and now I'm glad I listened to him.

  2. Thanks. That is what I thought too. And I am sure if there are positive results my doctor will agree.

  3. I am completely with you on the natural route. I have endometriosis and when I keep my weight a little on the lean side and really watch what I eat my symptoms are minimised. BTW, good job on losing all that weight. That is fantastic!