Thursday, July 17, 2008

Presently High - UPDATE

The room is spinning and I feel like I am in a sauna. My mouth is dry and I thinking I am breathing loudly but no one has said anything yet.

I started to feel really sick to my stomach for no reason about 10 minutes ago. It hit me so fast. I grabbed my machine and checked my BG.

410

I woke up with a 96 and I know I bloused for a breakfast of oatmeal. So I am on the rise quickly. I stumbled out to my car and grabbed my extra infusion set. When I got in the bathroom I sat down on the chair and closed my eyes. I could hear my heart beating. My breathing in and out sounded like I ran a marathon. I am still breathing like that but no one here is saying anything.

Not sure how long I was sitting there but I finally opened my eyes and dropped my pants to pull the set from my thigh. Before I pulled it out I could see blood underneath the set. I pulled it and had blood spilling out of my thigh. I sat there and looked at it. I can feel it now, it still hurts.

I chose another spot on my thigh and inserted the new set. I couldn’t feel it but I could feel the room getting hotter. It is still hot. I need water.

After I got it in I sat there and stared at the old set with the blood filled cannula. Why does this disease allow for such change so quickly? It is a tightrope walk, constantly.

I primed and bolused for the correction from 410. I am at my desk now telling this story to you. This story that so many of us can relate to. My head hurts now.

I do not have Keytone strips here so I am guzzling water and going to check my BG every 30 minutes. I say nothing to my co-workers. The last time I had an “episode” I was told how I must learn to take care of myself. How I should go to the hospital.

I should be mad at them about their reaction but I am. I am now. I am so angry right now.

I need water.

**UPDATE**
All is good now. I did have some keytones going on but drank a lake full of water and watched my BG slowly roll back down to a nice non-icky range.

Thank you for you kind words, thoughts, and suggestions.

And Nicole, You rock! ;)

11 comments:

Scott K. Johnson said...

Damn dude, that sucks.

I think you have a good plan. If you start to vomit, and can't keep even just plain water down, you'll need to go in.

Sounds like you are not that far into it though - just keep an eye on things.

k2 said...

G-Ninja -
Stay calm and keep drinking water and monitoring. Keep us posted.
Ssnding positive BS vibes your way!
k2

Araby62 said...

Oy, hermano. I know the feeling, it isn't a good one. Take it easy, OK?

Kerri. said...

SuperG, you're smart to pull the set and try a new one. Do you have a syringe handy? I'd think that if you haven't started to fall within an hour or two, you might want to think about taking a belly injection to speed up the fall.

Thinking of you. Keep drinking water and keep us posted!!!

Molly said...

Dam diabetes!
Hoping that by the time you read this, your bs is lower.
Drink, drink, drink...

Colleen said...

Hi,
I have no advice as I've not "been there, done that."
I did pray for you this afternoon.
Hope all is better.

Shannon said...

This sucks for you especially while at work. What a shitty thing to have to deal with. I hope by the time you read this, you're feeling MUCH better!!

Nicole P said...

Diabetes is a fucker. No two ways about it.

But you are a ninja. Ninja beats fucker any day of the week. It's a rule.

I'm sorry this happened, but you've got control of the situation, and you've got an army of ninjas here - thinking of you.

Big Hugs... And big roundhouse kicks to the fuckers head.

Darling16 said...

Glad all is well.

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Nicole P said...

Glad you put it in its place, George.

And YOU rock.