I haven't done a "Bob Report" for almost a month. Bob is doing well. He's still on his Long Road To Recovery; the great news is he hasn't had any set-backs!
Our days are filled with appointments, this week a total of 6. Last week he started Physical Therapy, hoping to regain some or all of his strength. Being ill, really takes a lot out of you. He still has back pain; we're hoping the PT will help that, too.
We've always been pro-active with Bob's health and that continues. This week we saw our Endocrinologist. Bob sees him semi-annually and he was amazed at the improvement in Bob's blood work. Really amazed. He even reduced the amount of insulin Bob's taking.
We also saw our Family Doctor and her comment was, "You've bought yourself 10 more years!" That almost made me cry, but I held myself together.
As bad as Bob was at following a good diabetic plan, I didn't think he'd live to be 70, and now he's 71. When he reached 70, I told him, "let's shoot for 80". He wasn't really enthusiastic about that, but now he is. He's thinking about what cruise we'll go on for our 50th anniversary in May of 2014, and planning on actually sticking around until he's 80+.
We're continuing with a semi-vegetarian diet. The GI doctor would prefer vegan, but Bob's having some chicken, turkey or fish a couple of times a week; also a 1/2 cup of milk 2-3 times a week. After all Bob's a meat and potatoes guy, born in Indiana, all this "California Healthy stuff" is a big change. The GI doctor also has him on an herbal supplement program that is really helping, a lot. I'm so glad our regular doctor sent us to San Diego to see her.
I'm really happy.
Be well and do good,