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.
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.
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! ;)