Home from the hills, the rolling hills of white sand dunes that is. ♫  ♪ ♫”Over the water and through the dunes to the Doctor’s house we go.” ,   ♫“The truck knows

Does this method of administering insulin seem a bit strange??

Does this method of administering insulin seem a bit strange??

the way, She shouts an ‘OLE!!!’ and does her impersonation of Charrrro….”Tceeeeeeee-yow!!  Chitty-Chitty Bang Bang—Aiiiiii  yiiiii…” ♪  ♫

Today was “I” day. And for you who know not what “I” Day is, It’s Insulin day! The day when we all dump what’s left of our saline out in the parking lot flower beds and fill our reservoirs with Pure sparkley drops of insulin, jab the big needle into our tummys and set that cannula. Then we are plugged in and ready to go. I have to call her within 24 hrs. (by 8:30 tomorrow morning) and let  her know I am still alive and kicking and read her my numbers and times. For the first few days she wants me to take readings 10 times during the night and day. What’s that…Uh, Before meals and two hours after is 6 so that means 4 times during the night. With my sleep and pain problems that means no sleep for 4 days. Yep. That’s do-able. Sure… And Terry usually has to help me because those non-functioning numb hands look like they are massaging something and getting nowhere. How that is going to play out during the night and when he is at work is anyone’s guess. And yes, feel free to guess if you want. I will check in periodically and let you know how I’m doing with the  cannula in me delivering what I need to survive, the numb hands and the most perplexing thing of all, the numb head. That one wouldn’t surprise Dad however. 😀 Oka y, time to check the blood. Over and out. Kath

Addendum:

Well, the numb hands are wo rse (right one swelling) and now the right side of my head wanted to get in on the fun and it is numb. Right arm and hand are now swollen. The neurologist has set a brain MRI for Wednesday to see what it shows. If nothing we will chase down the nerve endings that are involved.  Some days it’s a little harder to get to the humor. Wednesday – brain scan Thursday – diabetes appt. (pump is doing well and seems to be keeping the numbers lower.)

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Sleepy in the South


What time is it? What day is it? Where do  live???

I am sorry to admit that I slept the morning away! I was so  tired last night after grabbing a bite to eat I just went to the recliner, eased myself into it and promptly found myself in dream land. I won’t bore or thrill you with my dreams (at least not this time) and I awoke a few times and dropped back to the streets of Chicago and my partner, Mickey Spillane. Ooops, almost gave that one away!

To the matter at hand… the neurologist was happy i gave myself a little stroke test each time something went numb, but unhappy with the head numbness over the hand numbness it seemed. She aksi wasn’t thrilled with the spasms. I had forgotten those, but Terry kindly reminded me and told her about them. If I have neglected to inform you, I am sorry, I really thought I had. 😦 It consists of an arm or leg taking off in a huge spasm and slamming down on the desk or the floor and hitting it hard. It hurts like fire and I holler. End of story. Can’t tell when one is coming but they sure can wreak havoc.

Bottom line, off to a brain MRI on the 15th and an appt again for the results on Feb 5th.  I will definiely keep you all finom

 

Cloak and Dagger


We really need to stop meeting like this. Although, what better description of my cloak_and_dagger_by_jim_lee_by_northchavis (1)horror faced stalker. It seems lately he is always at my back. Who better to pen us than J. Scott Campbell.

It’s been a long time and that’s my fault. In fact, I am going to do it to you again. Only because I have an appointment with my neurologist today at 4 and I will report in after that again. I have stupidly developed numb fingers, hands and now the right side of my head. A little numbness is not bad, it can help with the pain. But these are  particularly annoying since they also brought a friend with them who thinks it’s funny to cause me to stumble a lot and lose my equilibrium  It’s just a barrel of laughs around here, and so I must go or I’ll be late.

Until later this evening….

Kath