I could sum up my day in five words: Had migraine, slept all day. I had the worst headache, I pretty much laid low all day. I closed the curtains on my windows and pressed my hands into my eyes, hoping that when I’d wake up my headache would be gone. I have a feeling that would have worked if I’d actually gotten a solid stretch of sleep. Getting more than 45 minutes of sleep at a time is pretty much impossible around here. If it isn’t my doctor coming in, it’s a nurse, or a specialist, or the mail, you name it. The one welcome interruption came at the end of the day when Mike and his parents came. Kathy and Tony are in town to visit me and help Mike get our place ready for Maddie. It was nice to visit with them for a while, although I don’t think I was much company thanks to my headache. Mike wasn’t much company either as he has a terrible cold. He had to stay away from me today, only stopping in for a brief visit. He looked terrible, poor guy!!! Hopefully a good night’s sleep will help him.
Today, in addition to my headache, was my first day dealing with The Diabetes. I was woken at 5 am for a vital check and fasting blood sugar test (which means it’s checked before I eat). My nurse took my blood pressure and temperature, then asked me which finger I wanted her to test. After offering my middle finger (ha), she pressed this little device against the side of my finger, then pushed a little button. The device popped and pricked my finger, causing it to bleed. She then took that blood and put it on a test strip, then ran the strip through the machine. This whole process was repeated after every meal. My blood sugar came back normal after every test, yay. It gives me great hope that The Diabetes will be controllable by diet. Sure, it might be the grossest, milk heavy diet ever, but it’s better than daily shots!
However, when there is good news, there is always something random wrong. In the morning, my blood pressure was really low. My nurse took it again on my other arm and got the same results – 89 over 53. So, of course, that doomed me to blood pressure checks ALL DAY. Throughout yesterday my blood pressure was extremely low. I kept joking with the nurses, “am I dead?” Luckily, it was never as low as it was in the morning, but I could actually tell the nurses were a bit concerned by it. They had me drink approximately 1,000 gallons of water, which seemed to make a difference. Not to my headache, mind you, but to my blood pressure. Nothing helps my migraines except the sweet release of death…which really isn’t an option.
Breakfast: Cream of Wheat, biscuit sandwich with eggs and sausage, milk
snack: low calorie, no sugar yogurt
Lunch: Tuna Salad plate, diet gelatin, milk
Dinner: Chicken, milk
Chicken dinner from Koo Koo Roo