|I don't look this cute sick anymore|
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
When I woke up on December 26, there was something not right. I rolled over and tested and I was 344, but still, there was something else. I made my way downstairs, found my ketone strips and back upstairs. Holy crap, that thing turned deep dark purple. I had large ketones. So now: do I feel gross because I have ketones or, do I have ketones because I am sick?
I went downstairs and got out my phone (calculator) along with my pump, a piece of paper and a pen. I figured out my correction, wrote that down. I figured out 20% of my Total Daily Dose (TDD), wrote that down. I was hungry, so I figured out my correction for my bagel and coffee and wrote that down. I got out my insulin pen and dialed up 25 units of insulin. I think the last time I took that much, it was in the form of Lantus. I sat down in front of the wood stove and ate my bagel with my father and double fisted water and coffee. When my mother got back from visiting my grandmother, I told her about the ketones and the not feeling good and I plopped my butt on the big comfy chair. I finished watching Julie & Julia, and then I turned some other movie on until it was time to watch my boys with my dad. I was a little bit nervous when the Bills scored first, but not really. Dad even got me noodle soup. I grabbed a pillow and I grabbed the hassock and I was basically laying down across the chair (so comfortable). Throughout the morning, I was drinking tea and testing my ketones and before the game started, I was at negative, but I still didn't feel good. I was forcing myself to stay awake, and I would "just rest" during half-time. I fell asleep just before the end of the second quarter, woke up at some point during the second half, noticed the score was 31-3, and then fell back asleep. I woke up after the game was over, and my mother looking me in the face and I was wondering who won the game. So the game is over and I wander over to the table to test, and a beautiful 36 is staring me back in the face. "mom. fill up a big glass with juice. please. now." The incoherent-ness in me made my mother listen to me. (The last time I demanded something from my mother and she listened was....) I drank my juice, and I sat at the kitchen table. I was coherent enough to know that if I plopped back down in the comfy chair, I felt like I'd fall asleep again. My parents were getting ready to go to a party (and I wanted to be there too!) but I stayed in my pajamas, heated up some dinner, watched more movies and ate lots of food (without testing). I was up in the 200s, then bolused realizing I forgot earlier. Those damn lows mess with the brain!! On Monday, I was feeling much better, although the diabetes was still crazy. :/