Sunday, January 29, 2012

not a bad day...


I love all of the prayers going up for me!
blogging sisters are the best kind...
you all just give and give and give...
;)

thought I would give you some information on what happened this weekend...
I have been hypoglycemic since I was very little...
my mom was, too...
always had to watch out for low blood sugar, because the bottom could drop out so fast...
totally the opposite of a diabetic...

and then the last two weeks, I was determined not to get dehydrated or constipated coming off of a 39 day spell of diarrhea...
from my IBS and all the antibiotics...
I was weak and shaky most of the time...
so I started eating and drinking...
larger amounts for me so I could keep my strength  up and to stop what usually happens when I get my IBS lined out...
with IBS, when things start changing, there is a time when I will get constipated..
it can go back and forth for days...
it is during that time that I can get blocked enough to where I could throw up my bowels...
I have never done it yet, but have come close many times...
so I was trying to avoid this...

changing my diet greatly...
I have had these symptoms for only about a week to 10 days...

so here is what the theory is...
I have either completely over done it and with the infection...
spiked my blood sugar so high...
infection will spike it...

or...
I have acquired Type 2 diabetes...
which can happen...
I could can from being one thing to another if the pancreas decides to quit working right...
and it has been a lifetime of not working right the other way...
so it's never been normal...

I always had too much insulin in my system...
I can't do coffee...
3 sips and I'm shaking all over...
so I did pop...
but not more than 2 glasses a day...
and it maintained my sugar so I didn't dip low and then high again...
teas are hard for me to do, too...

so when they tested me and the blood sugar was so high...
I had a little idea of what to do, but they also wanted me to cut out carbs, too...
everything has carbs or sugar!
well, almost everything....
and they did not send me home with a diet...
told me to look it up online...
ok...
so I still can't do a diabetic diet because of the carbs...
so we have been reading labels all day...
looking certain things up...
and I so can't wait to talk to the dietitian about what I can do...
yesterday, I was afraid to eat anything...
but today, I have done veggies and lots of water...
one glass of that Coke zero so I don't get a caffeine head ache...
slept and rested a lot...
cleaned and puttered a little and got my shower...

thanks for all the suggestions of diet drinks...
the guys have lined the counter with different pops and will look for crystal lite next time...
I miss my juice...
:(

but I will adjust to whatever I have to do...
short term or long term...
I am in a strange place right now learning new things...
and so it goes...
there is a reason...
pray for my guys...
its one more thing they have to worry about and deal with...


I have so many cracks, there must be a lot of light...
LOL




7 comments:

NanaDiana said...

I can't believe all you have been through in the past few days-AGAIN!!! I know you are a survivor and will do whatever you have to do to get yourself in a good place- as healthy as you can be with the things you have going on in your system.

I am keeping you in my prayers, but you know that...and just wondering....Is ONE of the cracks as in CRACKpot? Just askin' xo Diana

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

I know you pray for me in times of trouble and it is a comfort I appreciate so. Hoping each day gets better!

Julie said...

You are a researcher and searcher on the computer IF I ever KNEW one...so I know you are going to get through this. You will find a way to get educated and make it work...whatEVER it is they tell you is going wonky.
Just stay strong...There are all KINDS of foods and diets out there now with so MANY illnesses in the medical world...YOU CAN DO IT!!
Praying for you...and every morning you wake up is just another day to tweak and piddlefart with your diet....:-) :-) :-) just like you do your treasures til it's JUST RIGHT...I believe Goldilocks said. ;-p
Hugs!!

Cheryl~ZanyMayd said...

Thinking of you Tete, also saying lots of Prayers, Thank you for keeping us posted... When do you go back to the Dr.?
xox
Cheryl

Suzann said...

Hello Tete,
I am so sorry to hear about what you are going through right now.
Of course my prayers and thoughts go to you at this time.
I will be checking in daily to hear of your progress
Suzann ~xoxo~

Jettie said...

Hugs, Tete, hope it all settles down and things get better.

Beth said...

Take care of yourself, my dear friend. I have some good news. The Power Team was at our church for a crusade last week and over 200 people came forward to accept Jesus as their Savior!!! Including my grandson!!!
Hugs, Beth