Daily Archives: September 12, 2017

EMG nerve test…


Man that hurt. Electric shock and  pins in the nerves to test for nerve damage.

He only did the upper body so far. Not sure why the dr didn’t order the lower body since I have both upper and lower body pinched nerves and numbness and due to the diabetes he is concerned about diabetic neuropathy. So he is recommending the lower body also be done and he said it is best not to do them on the same day anyhow because after the upper body, I wanted to get out of there. I was quite uncomfortable and still am hours later.

Still waiting for the insurance company to preauthorize the 2 MRI’s.

Just called and no they don’t have any open ones, but the tubes are wider and shorter they say. I guess I will see. I did it before, by talking to myself.

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate for Mental and Invisible Illnesses

-Author of Articles, Stories and Poems

http://www.tessacandoit.com

http://www.finallyawriter.com

Low carb, 20 grams or less per day, not working so well.


I have decided to increase my carbs to 50 per day, still low carb, but not as drastic. I am not losing weight and the thought of eating like this the rest of my life is driving me nuts. I need more variety and I am picky as hell. It will most likely mean more insulin at first and I use insulin to correct what I am going to eat to keep my numbers lower.

Most days I probably won’t hit the 50 carb count anyway, but this gives me more choices. I am eating a lot more protein than the group I am in so will follow an atkins group which allows more protein. Atkins starts at 20 and goes up ater 2 weeks so already hit induction. I just reordered the original Atkins book and will attempt to reread. I know they have foods they don’t eat either. Most of them I am fine at, but 20 or less with my practically non-existent appetite has been hell and I am not losing weight.  Something has to give or I am on insulin forever.

Going for nerve test today. Using pain pills sparingly since I have so few and appointment with pain dr isn’t until October 17.

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate for Mental and Invisible Illnesses

-Author of Articles, Stories and Poems

http://www.tessacandoit.com

http://www.finallyawriter.com