Marching on

Not like that....

So here I am.

It’s March.

I’m older.

Am I wiser? I don’t know.

But I’m older than I was when I wrote my last blog post.

I haven’t been feeling great the last few weeks. I figured it was the hangover from the cold/flu thing I had (That I’m still trying to shift), but something didn’t feel quite right.

Did my blood sugar early Feb and it looked okay, so hadn’t been bothered about the blurry vision/headaches and tiredness I’d been seeing.

Did my blood sugar again last week and it was high, like super high - like the Metformin isn’t working anymore high.

This is worrying.

Since last Tuesday I pretty much cut out all free sugar completely, cut out snacking, cut out everything and anything that’s not a fairly healthy meal and I have lost 8lb.

Most of that will be water weight or something similar rather than actual weight, but its a fairly drastic change and it’s seeing a fairly drastic result.

Trying not to be too obsessive about the blood sugar reads, but there was one day I did 7. It got as high as 14. That’s really not good - when I’ve not seen it go about 7 or so for 3 years since I started treatment.

Was 5.6 when I got up this morning, but I’d been awake a few hours so not necessarily a true wake-up read, but was definitely a fasting read of maybe 15 hours or so.

Ate breakfast, checked after an hour, it was 10.0 (too early for a proper read but I was curious), did it again an hour after that (a proper post-meal read interval) and it was 8.0. Which is okay. Better than 14 anyway.

I’ve got a review scheduled in tomorrow afternoon, where hopefully we can talk about it and can either figure out what I need to do in order to fix it or how we need to change the treatment to help more.

We’ll see.

Other than that, I’ve had a fairly busy few weeks - took the 3D printer apart again last night to fit the new Thermistor and Heater that Prusa sent through. Since replacing I’ve not had a single thermal warning, so I’m hopeful that’s fixed.

Unfortunately my first layer is garbage at the moment, so I’m trying to get that right. Rest of the print looks good, but we’re getting some blobbing.

Tried a nozzle swap out but screwed it and my only spare 0.4 nozzle is now an oozy mess. So the one I thought needed replacing it now back on and I think I’ve cleared a clog. We’ll see how it goes.

Certainly not getting any blobbing or misteps away from the first layer on this last tray that I’m printing.

Board gaming wise, I’ve definitely not played as many so far this year as I did last year.

Kayleigh and I have put a lot of effort into legacy games - we’re a few games away from completing the Ticket to Ride Legends of the West game - that’s been fantastic, and we’ve made a start on Clank! Legacy. But carving out time to play them has been somewhat problematic in the last few weeks.

Never seems to be enough time.

But, Airecon coming up this week and Luzie is coming to stay for a week, I’ve got a week and a bit off work so it will be nice to rattle through some games and take things steady at Airecon too - we won’t feel that we need to take as many games or try to get through as many games as we usually do when we’re limited to only 3-4 days.

Should be a lot of fun.

That’s enough waffle for now.

Will update again maybe after Airecon or later on in the month.

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