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A little whine... some anxiety...

Monday, April 16, 2018

So, yes, a second blog today... just feeling stressed and wanting to whine... I had a serious hypoglycemic event last night. Woke up around 1:30 (not too unusual), feeling nauseous, shaky, clammy... just “off” (unusual)... but I recognized the symptoms, so I checked my blood glucose right away... ummm... 43....? So I double checked... yep 43! Well, holy carp! No wonder I felt sick. Now, I have a protocol from the endocrinologist to follow before I hit the panic button, but that is a pretty scary number in my opinion. And it’s not like I can drive myself to the ER when it’s that low... thankfully I ended up not needing to go, as my sugar responded to the established protocol appropriately (eventually), but it is not a pleasant feeling to know how sick you really are, and that your only option may be calling for an ambulance ( I did shoot off a text to my brother and SIL, but they did not respond until they woke up in the morning, so...)... I don’t do scared well, and I don’t like that helpless feeling at all. Bplft! The stress and uncertainty about the glucose levels is playing havoc with my anxiety levels... and I have anxiety issues to start with... I am trying not to stress too hard, and practice relaxation techniques on a regular basis, along with deep breathing and meditation (and I have medication for when it gets too overwhelming), but the anxiety seems to get broader and deeper on a daily basis. I have other health issues that also cause stress and anxiety, but I still have my basic mobility, and the company of the Cooper-dog, so I wonder at times what I have to really be so anxious about? There, that’s my whine for the day...
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  • KALEWINE
    Wow! That sounds super scary! Glad your body responded to the protocol your doctor gave you.
    86 days ago
  • DESERTDREAMERS
    Yikes! That would be scary. Glad you’re OK.
    89 days ago
  • JEB03253
    Glad you protocol worked. Low blood sugar is scary. I'm pretty regulated now, but I carry glucose tablets just in case.
    90 days ago
  • DIANEDOESSMILES
    How about if you checked your levels a few times a day or do u already? Or is a very suddendive ? A friend eats small amounts of food every 2 hrs. It IS scary to have our foolish bodies go crazy suddenly!!!
    90 days ago
  • 1CRAZYDOG
    Holy carp indeed! 43 is . . . . mighty . . . . . low (as YOU already know!) Glad you're all right. ope that you can figure out a way to alert someone that can help you immediately (Lifelink -- you know those "I've fallen and I can't get up" buttons). Might be a good idea with your low blood sugar episodes.

    HUGS and glad you're feeling better.
    90 days ago
  • STRONGDAWG
    My brother in law got a monitor that checks his glucose levels throughout the day. It's not a pump, just a monitor. As soon as the levels get to a certain point, he gets an alarm and he deals with it. Now he and my sister can sleep through the night.
    90 days ago
  • CHERIRIDDELL
    You did an awesome job.I understand the feeling..I hope tonight is more peaceful that was a scary number.
    90 days ago
  • KATIE5668
    Glad you decided to share with us ...sometimes you just need to talk things out to get a perspective on them..and sometimes you just need to talk. I understand the feeling of being alone and thinking you might need help ...and can you get any other than an ambulance call!
    I hope you get those glucose levels settled down..that is indeed a scary number!

    Cooper is there ..so glad for that!! emoticon

    90 days ago
  • BONNIEMARGAY
    Sending you so much empathy for how frightening some symptoms and numbers can be, friend. Sounds like a rough night. Grateful you reached out and that you knew what to do. Blessings on your health!

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    91 days ago
  • JEANKNEE
    Low blood sugar is scary. I am happy to hear that the established protocol supported you. Have you considered a medical alert necklace? Does your protocol include when to call for emergency medical assistance?

    Putting the questions out there because I know how quickly low blood sugar can go from bad to worse. emoticon
    91 days ago
  • MNABOY
    Stress and anxiety also adversely affect your glucose level too? Relax you know what to do, worry is a useless reaction.
    91 days ago
  • VIBRANT4LIFE
    Despite feeling anxious it sounds like you did a great job of caring for yourself in this situation. You have more inner strength than you think. Thoughts and prayers for a more restful night tonight. emoticon
    91 days ago
  • MARTHA324
    Yikes! That must have been so scary. So happy to hear that the issue got resolved. Cooper needs an extra treat today.
    91 days ago
  • GOLFGMA
    You just gave yourself a motivational talk and great that you have Cooer-dog, medicine and all you need to stay calm. emoticon
    91 days ago
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