A Beautiful WIAW and The Foot Update

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Beautiful right?
I’ve been waking up to this since Monday morning.
I’m in Houston, in case y’all forgot.
Ever since I arrived…It’s been a bit of a whirlwind.
Errand running, Dr. appointments, grocery shopping, etc…
I’m exhausted.
Before I get on about my Dr. apt. and my foot and all – let’s do our WIAW.


Started my day off with a turkey sandwich.
Lately, I have been eating lunch for breakfast.
Not really sure why…it’s just what my body has been craving.


After breakfast, I traveled into the city to score some free United Club passes at the Mall. #awesome
We like to have them to give to our guests that have long layovers on the way home from Trinidad.
I know…we are so thoughtful.

not pictured – 10 oz OJ, bag of pretzels, 3 bottles of H2O

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Since my awesome friend was lugging me all over town, I treated her to lunch at Brasserie 19.
I’ve talked about this place before, Chef Amanda makes the BEST scallops, ever.
If you are ever in Houston, head on over.

not pictured: 1/2 mini loaf of French bread (I had to clean the bowl with something right?!?!)

After a quick lunch, I had to jet across town to my endocrinologist apt.
It was officially time to get my 1st A1C test done.

A1C Definition – By Mayo Clinic staff

The A1C test is a common blood test used to diagnose type 1 and type 2 diabetes and then to gauge how well you’re managing your diabetes.  The A1C test result reflects your average blood sugar level for the past two to three months. Specifically, the A1C test measures what percentage of your hemoglobin — a protein in red blood cells that carries oxygen — is coated with sugar. The higher your A1C level, the poorer your blood sugar control. And if you have previously diagnosed diabetes, the higher the A1C level, the higher your risk of diabetes complications.

When I was diagnosed, my A1C was 11.
That’s VERY bad.
An A1c of 6.0 or less is considered normal for a non-diabetic, according to The Joslin Diabetes Center.

I knew I had brought it down, but how much was still in question.
The nurse came in and said “Drum Roll Please”, I crossed my fingers hoping to hear 7.5 or so…


I wanted to cry, I was SO happy.
My Dr. said I am doing so well, my body doesn’t even know I have diabetes.
She also said usually only people with insulin pumps have numbers that good.

not pictured: 3 orange glucose tabs, bottle of H2O


After that we headed back home and I was exhausted.
Running errands with an aircast on your foot is tiring.

We kept in simple for dinner.
Salad with turkey sausage, cheese ravioli, a couple shrimp, vino.

not pictured: chocolate sugar free moose, spinach tortilla, piece of dark chocolate with sea salt

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After dinner, I played Words with Friends and hung out with this guy.
cute eh?

Foot Update

As you know, I came to Houston to see a orthopedic doctor for my bad (right) foot.
My appointment was Monday and this is what happened.

He took X Rays of both feet and instantly confirmed my LisFranc injury from May.
I have separation in my joint that is too big to leave alone.
He was shocked to find out I ran a half marathon.
He told me I need to be put under general anesthesia  and have a manual stress test done.
While under, he will decide if I need a bone fusion.
He told me surgery is very likely.

So, I will not know if I had surgery until I wake up.  #scary
I’m a planner, so this plan is a bit frightening.
It is the best option though, I just want to get this over with so I start healing.
If surgery happens, I will be on my back with no moving for 5 days.
If that goes well, then I get a hard cast. #thinkinghotpink
Then, we can go home to Trinidad.

So, NYC will most likely be cancelled.
Christmas will be spent in Houston – in pain.
I ‘m so sick of being sick and injured though…I’m ready.

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Have you ever been sick or injured on Christmas?