autoimmune disorder, stress

“It’s never lupus.”

original It would be awesome if everyone got a bunch of different kinds of doctors together, ran tests, discussed and singled out an illness together. Just sit them down in a room, give them some Starbucks and watch them go do their thing. It’s a shame the healthcare world doesn’t do that. It would make my life easier.

The nearly all the tests my allergist ran came back. Some things on the tests were unordinary. Component C3 is what I think she said caused alarm. I now have been passed on to a rheumatologist or doctor that deals with immune problems. Oh yeah- I just may have an autoimmune disorder like I speculated.

Like several people speculated, actually. In particular, the word lupus has been thrown around.

That is where we stop- or should I say begin?

 

 

type 1 diabetes

The Jimmy Kimmel Test

Now a member of our government, Mick Mulvaney (our budget chief) thinks pre-existing conditions should pass the “Jimmy Kimmel Test” or did you bring about the condition yourself. . . .aka your fault. Jimmy Kimmel’s baby has a heart condition that was operated on and that brought about an arguement about Obamacare and the upcoming healthcare imposed by Trump.

I find Mick Mulvaney’s comment on diabetes to be completely ignorant and dangerous. He said “That doesn’t mean we should take care of the person who sits at home, eats poorly and gets diabetes. Is that the same thing as Jimmy Kimmel’s kid? I don’t think that it is.” People are predisposed to diabetes as with many illnesses.  Just because I’m overwieght I must have gotten type 1 because of it? Um, no.  It was my genetics and I was born with it LIKE JIMMY KIMMEL’S BABY.

Type 2s: I must admit I know type 2s who neglected their health, were predisposed and got type 2 diabetes. Some of them, and I mean some, just don’t care about their health. That’s with any disease though- some people just don’t care.  How do you even prove that?

That small handful shouldn’t f*ck it over for us all.

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I experience frequent burnout. Do I not care about myself? No! This is part of the ride of diabetes. We ALL go through burnout stages and trying this and trying that. Our bodies are different and different things work- or don’t work.

I imagine the government would look at our blood sugar numbers, age and type of diabetes and GUESS who deserves treatment coverage, guess who needs a pump, guess who needs insulin and guess who needs a CGM. AHHH! NO! I do NOT want that.

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This kind of thing is precisely why I believe socialism CANNOT work in the United States. Our government is too stupid and doesn’t actually care about me as a human breathing person with feelings and a beating heart. They see dollar signs.

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