Just wanted to let you guys know that I’m doing better each day. I am stiff and sore ALL OVER–like every muscle in my body–but so far, I’m free of the warning signs for various complications that I was given at the ER. And after checking with all my doctors, the spell that brought me down appears to have been caused by a combination of low blood sugar and postural hypo-tension. I’d gone too long without eating (never a good idea for a diabetic) and that other thingie is just a long way of saying standing up too fast after bending over. (I’ve had that problem all my life, and as my husband can tell you, I fall down a LOT.)
Tuesday, I’d gotten so busy organizing boxes of folders and files that I forgot to stop for lunch. I was bending over and standing up repeatedly, packing and unpacking various things, and did it one time too often. (For those who aren’t familiar with what happens, think of it as the blood rushing to your head when you bend over, and draining out again really fast when you stand up again, leaving you dizzy.) I’ve only just developed the diabetes issue, but I’ve had the other for most of my adult life, and have the banged up knees to prove it. (Usually I fall forward and catch myself, instead of being poleaxed and landing flat on my back.)
My new plan is to have my iPhone alert me when it’s time to eat, and to sit DOWN when doing things like unpacking boxes. I’m being very, very careful, and I’m not tackling anything strenuous or tiring yet, not even blogging, other than this update. With that in mind, there will be no #FirstLineFriday this week, but assuming all continues improving, things will be back to normal on Monday.
And I do want to thank every single one of you for your kind comments and well wishes. I’m doing a blanket thank you because I don’t yet have the energy to reply individually to all your wonderful responses, but believe me, I read them all! You are such nice folks!! Thank you!
See you next week. 🙂 ❤