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.
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