I have something viral (they didn’t want to say that I have the dreaded Noro virus aka the winter vomiting bug) and I have to wait 48 hours after the symptoms clear (also known as fever-diarrhea-vomiting) before I’m allowed to be let out amongst the humans. I am currently in the midst of trying to stop rushing to the loo (the D&V is horrible and I wouldn’t wish it on my worst enemy!). What makes it worse is that because of the D&V, I’m not keeping in the meds I’m taking for diabetes and my blood sugar is sky-rocketing! The nurse tested my blood sugar levels (I couldn’t test it because my meter’s battery has drained and it happened during the worse moment!) and it was 17.9! The funny thing about my meds is one of the tablets does make you feel worse when you are ill! So for the meantime, I’m not to take metformin and just take the gliclazide.
Can I also say that I’m absolutely famished but can’t really eat anything because I can’t keep anything down at the moment except saltine crackers and water? So I’m ill, hungry and have a massive headache because I’m ill AND hungry. Such a vicious circle to be in. I’m thinking that I have to rethink my approach at taking care of myself and monitoring my diabetes better. I really need to have a food diary set up. I need to keep better track of my food and my blood sugar levels. First thing to do is order batteries for my meter! And that’s done so that’s a good start.
You’re probably wondering why I’m talking about this. I just wanted to vent and well, the adage that misery loves company is so true! I’m desperate for attention and sympathy!
The next few days are going to be really interesting.
But I’ll see you all on the other side!