I also had another health scare recently having a major diabetic hypo where the paramedics were called out. I have never gone so low in my sugars before (0.9) and it was frightening to have no control over what I was doing or saying, being in a kind of waking confused dream so everything made sense to me but not to others around me. I tried to kick the poor paramedic several times, wouldn’t co-operate with treatment he wanted to give me and blew raspberries at him – shame because he was quite dishy!! My son said it was as if I reverted to babyhood and being very drunk at the same time. I am extremely proud of my son on how he handled everything and now he is fully briefed what to do if it ever happens again. Now my sugars are all over the place, high and low. The doctors told me I shouldn’t be surprised that my sugars are not very controllable at the moment due to all the treatment I have been through and want me to keep them high so I can recover my hypo awareness –they are monitoring me and I am testing more regularly. I have tended to forget I have Type 1 diabetes as well as cancer!
Talking about New Year resolutions I am determined to stick to mine this year – but I am taking it slowly a month at a time while I recover and not stress too much if I slip up. It’s the usual resolutions we all make around this time of year: exercise, nutrition, relaxation, finances, family and happiness - all revolving around my cancer journey. (Giving up smoking is last on my list but who knows I may also be able to achieve in doing this as well this year!) In this connection focusing particularly around exercise, nutrition and relaxation I have done some research, and have been in contact with some other Twitter friends and in my next few blogs will have guest blogger – David Haas (Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance), extracts from advice and thoughts given to me by Mark@MSBreastCancer and Jackie Roberge whose website can be found at http://www.cancershift.com (thank you for giving me permission); as well as what I have found of interest on the net, my thoughts and intentions around each aspect of my New Year resolutions. Watch this space ….. If anyone else would like to contribute to these blogs please tweet me!
Giggle of the week – or one of those outrageous remarks: a man in a local shop commented that he loved skin-headed women and found it sexy – would I take of my hat and show him my bald head. I couldn’t get away fast enough!
As I reach another year older, and I think I can say a little wiser, I count my blessing and despite having the January blues I am very hopeful for the year ahead and have much to look forward to.
I found this quote recently which I do hope you like as much as I do:
The most beautiful people we have known are thosewho have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle,
known loss, and have found their way out of the depths.
These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and
an understanding of life that fills them with compassion,
gentleness, and a deep loving concern.
- Elizabeth Kubler Ross