Now Playing: Day 715-The Final Road To Survival
It's amazing that even I quickly forget in a blink of an eye that ummmm...MY GI TRACT DOESN'T WORK! DUH! Tell that to Uncle Ben who happens to be the most wicked Uncle I have ever come across! Three spoonfuls and that's all she wrote folks and if this box of rice looks huge next to this kid imagine how HUGE it feels right now in my stomach. UGGGG....
Note to self: NO MORE NOT SO BRILLIANT RICE IDEAS!
So today did start off on a better note until this evening when I made the horrible rice decision with Uncle Ben. S I G H...What was I thinking? That's the problem, I obviously wasn't thinking nor remember that rice is the WORST thing to sneak even if its only a few spoonfuls because in a paralyzed stomach all it does is E X P A N D...OK, I must close the Uncle Ben chapter for now and hoping to never open it again-literally. WHEW!
We didn't wake up today until 3pm but I am happy to say with help from a small white pill I was able to catch up on a bit of rest. My friend-Caregiver also caught up on some much needed sleep. He has been super busy taking care of things I no longer can do since I am limited with my leg and lack of energy. My doctors need me to keep a close eye as well on other things so I don't develop any infections. Thank goodness no fever or vomiting that isn't GP related. I am still having low blood sugar and low blood pressure issues but I had those for quite sometime now so its just things I have to stay on top of along with everything else. I told my friend-Caregiver today that I am starting to get used to the same pain which sounds crazy to say but I tend to think after two weeks you build a tolerance. Mine must now be off the charts! I have been using my cane, wheelchair and now my doctors have added crutches to the mix that way I don't put so much strain on my good leg. Its one thing my insurance company "WILL COVER" without making me jump through hurdles. Trust me, its rare!
Since I am getting beyond tired of being in my house-jail we decided once I got my test done this afternoon we would go venture out to the local mall. Sounds like a great idea but how soon we forget until I am placed in a bad situation what we forgot to take with us. DOUBLE DUH! The cane is great but the pain got to be a bit too much after an hour but not only that since I just came off treatment I forgot to bring my blood sugar monitor and my sugar started to quickly drop! Not a good situation to be put in and scarier for my friend-Caregiver but thanks to his quick thinking he found a table and chairs then quickly headed to find anything with sugar and salt. Since we forgot to bring the wheelchair seeing we moved it from the back of my car to inside the house we had to sit and wait things out until I no longer felt dizzy and cold. It took around 20 minutes and once I felt comfortable enough to stand back up I slowly caned my way back to the car and we headed home. THANK GOODNESS!
We both learned a very scary but valuable lesson which is to double check and make sure we have everything just in 'case' something happens while we are out. It would also be smart to buy a backup blood sugar monitor to keep in my purse. Later down the road we might just get another wheelchair so my friend-Caregiver doesn't have to keep playing musical wheelchair from the car to the house and the house to the car. Sadly I can't predict when my blood sugar levels will drop and although I do keep glucose tablets in my purse they don't always do the trick so its important I still keep candy with me. Its the great GP balance game which unfortunately many patients also have to go through on a daily basis but keeping calm is the key! I am fortunate to have my friend-Caregiver who lately is becoming an expect knowing what or when I need something and how to react quickly while staying calm. I also credit my specialists who work with him now so I get the best care possible. Amen.
This evening since I was already beat we decided to give my poor body a break and play the game of "Life" on Wii. It was pretty fun and guess what? I won the "GAME OF LIFE!" WOOHOA! Its about the only game of life I am winning, hahahahahaha! If only our lives were as easy as the game huh?
Need I say what happened after the game and helping my friend-Caregiver make his dinner?I think NOT!...