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Derailed by stress

Saturday, April 09, 2011

Runaway appetite/crazy blood sugars/terrible blood pressure due to stress--husband had more (rare and exotic this time) reconstructive surgery about a month ago followed by wound problems including infection. So, I've been playing wound care nurse at home in addition to my usual respiratory chores at work, including multiple doctor visits to avoid him ending up back in the hospital (so far so good) but eating like I've gone totally insane.
Paused long enough to take a deep breath and re-evaluate program; going to 30-40-30 diet (Zone with extra snack) to try again to stabilize sugars and MAKING myself remember to take my blood pressure med--it works by keeping the stress hormones from working so sounds like just what I need.
This too shall pass.
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  • ALI_CAT9
    How are you doing? I hope better, your in my thoughts & prayers!
    2012 days ago
    Stress plays havoc on us physically, mentally and emotionally. Hope you are able to find some much needed "me" time for yourself. Even if you have to go in the bathroom, shut the door and take a deep breathe,close your eyes and find God's peace. It is always there if you look for it. Sending you loving hugs and many prayers. Pat emoticon
    2023 days ago
    Wow! It sounds like you have a lot on your plate and a rough time of it. I hope that your husband begins to feel better soon. Sounds like a bit of caregiver stress. Do you have anyone that can help spell you a bit? I know when my 1 yr old nephew had open heart surgery that threw everything off course - even before that I had surgery and then his health problems I just hopped off that diet wagon and have just now started back on it. Somehow it's learning to care for others and ourselves that seems to be the difficult part. I hope that things start to improve for you soon.
    2023 days ago
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