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?



  1. says

    Oh my gosh, thank you for the update………love you so much girl. So happy about your A1C score! Not so happy about your foot, but so THANKFUL you’re in good hands and you’re gonna get it TAKEN care of to be BETTER than ever…!!!
    LOVE u

    • says

      hi girlie…thanks so much and im SO glad u loved the soup! Glen is arriving Saturday so we will be at church either at 9 or 11. would love to meet u guys there.

  2. says

    Oh girl, I’m so sorry. I sure hope that they just get it all taken care of so you can move forward finally! And I’m stuck being completely idle right now too actually. Found out I have a blood clot in my neck. At least I can work from home though. Hugs to you.

    • says

      Im sorry – so many things going on, I had was out of the loop with you’re situation. Im so sorry – total bad blog friend. R u ok?
      blood clot in neck sounds as scary as cutting your foot open and fusing your bones together…. yikes…

      xoxo from Texas

  3. says

    Oh girl, I’m so sorry – I know this wasn’t the news you wanted for your foot. I’m glad you decided to come here and have it taken care of though. Struggling through injury sucks big green donkey balls. No question about it. ((hugs))

    On the positive note – YEAH for spending time with your friend and your rocking A1C score!!

  4. Karen says

    Yep!! I was never more sick in my life!! I came home for Christmas vacation my freshman year of college. I had already starting dating Kevin and was sad to be apart for the holidays. But, I had not been feeling well and knew I needed to get home and rest. Once my Mom say me, she shipped me off to our doctor for a check up and I found out I had mono. It was a severe case and after the first week at home I developed phneumonia! To make a long story short, I spent the next four weeks in bed, sicker than I have ever been. I finally made it back to school and was reunited with Kevin:). The only problem was I had lost so much weight, he almost didn’t recognize me and I had to sleep all the time!! I thought I would never be normal again and it took the rest of that year for me to fully recover. It was a long road but I persevered and healing was awesome!! You don’t realize how valuable your health is until you are challenged to deal with a medical crisis. I know that you will overcome your challenge and positive things will continue to come out of it! Fight on champ!! Praying daily and living you tons:)

  5. says

    Oh hunnie! My heart breaks for you. If I could fly to Houston right now and give you the biggest hug I would… but since that won’t be happening, i’m sending you one through the computer RIGHT NOW! Keep your head up high, and just remember that you are still young & this is just a minor set back <3