Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Here in Real Time


I'm still alive and breathing and all that.  For a couple more weeks I'll be tired easily as my doctor is adjusting insulin levels, which always leaves me "off kilter" for awhile.  During my usual three month check up last week, he was alarmed that my blood sugar levels were spiking again and asked if I'd been unusually exhausted... ummm... yes!  I was near the 300 level when tested in his office, which is dangerously high.

In Type 1 (Juvenile) diabetes, the body eventually becomes used to the amount of insulin it is receiving and the levels must be increased.  We have hit that plateau again... sigh.  Since one's insulin levels affect everything from clear thinking to mood swings to weight gain, it is always an interesting couple of weeks as the adjustments are made.

But at least I have an excuse for exhaustion, foggy thinking, gaining weight, and being crabby.  :)

My house is just getting put back together after hubby decided the carpeting in the family room and living room had to be shampooed.  It all sounded so innocent until he also decided everything that was not too heavy to carry had to be removed from those two rooms into the kitchen, garage, dining room area, and Christopher's old room.

It took one day to move it all out, one day for the carpet to dry, and two days to move it back since I decided to dust and clean most items before they were put back in place.  For three days I couldn't get near my computer... literally.  I'm very happy this is a cleaning project that has to be done only once every two or three years!

Our weather continues to be unusually warm.  I thought I had a few more weeks until it would be necessary to do some pre-Spring clearing of the lawn and garden.  Obviously the outside world thinks it is April already.

It is so good to be back even if it is not at full mental capacity... although my children would say that is an everyday issue regardless of insulin levels.

15 comments:

Rebecca said...

It's good to "HAVE" you back. It's also good that you keep close tabs on your insulin levels...

I'm inspired by your cleaning accomplishments. We really should undertake a few here ourselves.

Anonymous said...

Brenda, Sorry you have been feeling under the weather and hope they will soon have you back to yourself. Its nice to know I'm not the only one whose children question their Mom's "abilities"..{smile}. May God be with you, Marsha

Vee said...

Your children are awful saucy! ;>

You did all that cleaning and dealt with insulin issues at the same time? Wow. You must really be exhausted. The mere thought of moving all the furniture is giving my back a spasm now just thinking about it.

So glad that you have regular check-ups that you may be monitored. Sounds as if these spikes are none too pleasant.

Take care now and do not overdo.

Mrs.Rabe said...

That is a huge job, moving furniture and cleaning carpets....wow.

Glad for your check up and that the doctor is able to increase your insulin levels...hope your clear mind is back soon!

You must be getting very busy with wedding stuff! I just know it will all be lovely...

Deanna

Anonymous said...

Enjoyable blog today. I too always think I can do more than is reasonable.Diabetes runs rampant in my family, so I sympathise, and I had thyroid cancer and have never felt the same since. I wonder if they will ever get the Rx regulated. Just when I feel alone with health miseries you post a encouraging blessing. Thank you. I hope they get things straightened out for you.

suzanne said...

praying for you to get back on "an even keel", brenda. i am a daily reader of your blog, and look forward to every post. and so i thank you for every post you write. i don't know you personally, but i count you as a "sister in Christ". love the cat massage pic!

Thoughts for the day said...

Love that picture of the cats, oh I am sorry about the diabetes issues my dad has that and it is so hard to deal with. Take care of yourself.

Nana said...

Hi Brenda;
Just wanted you to know I love your blogs!! It is so interesting hearing about your life, kids, and even health problems. I would love to borrow your hubby for a day or two, you should see my carpets!! I am sure you will be feeling much better soon. Love, Nana

Anonymous said...

Hope you feel better soon. Until then, take it easy.

The Journey said...

I wish they would find a cure. I am glad you are feeling better.

Kristi in the Western Reserve said...

Dear Brenda, So glad you are feeling a little better (and have accomplished so much, regardless) and am praying for your meds to be well adjusted and your exhaustion disappear.....May your heart be filled with PEACE!

GLENDA CHILDERS said...

Diabetes is such an invasive disease. So glad you are paying attention with your doctor and taking care of yourself.

Fondly,
Glenda

Nana said...

Hi Brnda;
Lets face it, everyone has health issues and to lose followers over it is just silly! I am a 5 year survivor of breast cancer and would like to remind everyone to get your mammography done soon. I just love your finds at the Goodwill, makes me want to run there now. Not a bad idea. Love to all, Nana

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

Sorry you haven't felt well. At least you know the cause and hopefully will be feeling good as soon as you adjust to the new dosage.

Yes, I thought I had more time to do a few more indoor type projects (I don't even think about spring cleaning). But the weather is beyond even spring like. It's almost 80 today. That's more like early summer!

Anonymous said...

I hope that you feel stronger and more energetic quickly. Don't push yourself too hard! You can catch up on things when you have more energy.

As for the numbers of "Followers," there may be many other reasons that people unsubscribe. Maybe they think they spend too much time on the computer etc... It could have absolutely nothing to do with what you wrote on a particular day. Then there are readers like me, who read your interesting blog regularly, but aren't official followers. Numbers don't tell the whole story.

Feel better!

D/NY