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Mrs_Sweetpeach
Date: 2012-05-18 15:30
Subject: The state of me
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Location:Work
Mood:grumpygrumpy
Music:none today
Tags:diabetes, health, rl, sleep apnea
The results from the neurologist are back and all tests came back negative. This is good in that anything found would have been dire, however it is annoying because this also means we don't know what the heck is wrong with me. Unless it has to do with lack of sleep, which we do know makes me nuttier than usual. The lack of sleep, by the way, is not because I don't have a CPAP machine or because I'm not using it. I've used it every time I've gone to bed since the doctor prescribed it. And I've had subsequent tests showing it's working correctly and the machine has been tested and calibrated. So I'm the actual problem, not the machine. Some nights I fall into bed and sleep the whole night through. Other nights I can't breathe because my allergies are acting up (in spite of the fact that I get allergy shots weekly, I take both Nasonex and Azelastine Nasal Spray before bed along with 50 Mg of Diphenhydramine and 1200 Mg of Mucinex DM). If my allergies aren't acting up I may get lucky and sleep. Or my legs might decide it's a lovely night to cramp and send me scrambling out of bed. Or my crazy peri-menopausal body might decide it's time to start up the hot flashes again. Or I might just get stressed out about who-knows-what and lay there thinking all night long.

As if that weren't enough, I just got off the phone with my regular doctor's office, who called to say that the results of my latest blood test were now in and I'm officially diabetic. Considering my mom told me that all of the women in the family turn 40 and diabetic at the same time, I figure I did pretty good lasting until I turned 52. They've sent in script for metformin (sp?) in to my pharmacy, so I get to start taking that whenever Medco gets it to me. Whooo.

*back again* I just set my mood to grumpy (which I am) and remembered that I really ought not be. Last week I joined the kindle crowd, and have a lovely Kindle Fire to play with. And today the husband broke down my resistance and tempted me into upgrading my home laptop computer to a Toshiba Quad-Core Laptop w/Blu-ray. (Today's offering at http://sellout.woot.com/ just in case I've tempted you as well.)

Now of course I'll need to figure out what to do with my old tablet (a Herotab C8) and my previous notebook (a Toshiba Satellite A215).

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Thistlethorn
User: thistlethorn
Date: 2012-05-19 00:17 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Well, damn. :-( I wish they could figure out the problem so that they could help you.

I think I had a stupid hot flash yesterday--in the middle of Aunt Flo's regular-as-clockwork montly visit. But then again, my blood sugar was too low, so it might have been that instead. I don't envy you those!

Yes, you spelled Metformin correctly. :-)

I hope you feel better soon and that your Kindle Foire provides you with hours of fun. Not to mention that cool new laptop--wow! I'm looking to just upgrade the amount of RAM in mine--2 gigs just doesn't cut it.

ETA: Wow, that's a great price! I'm envious!





Edited at 2012-05-19 12:19 am (UTC)
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Mrs_Sweetpeach
User: mrs_sweetpeach
Date: 2012-05-19 02:12 (UTC)
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I had my first ever hot flash during such a visit. The weird thing was that that hot flash completely cured that month's cramps. The hot flashes during periods did not become usual occurances but when they did occur they always stopped the cramps.

My body's next trick started the following late summer, when it would be 11 pm and I'd finally be starting to feel tired and want to go to bed - and then the hot flash would hit. Every damn night for months.
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Thistlethorn: smite key
User: thistlethorn
Date: 2012-05-19 02:17 (UTC)
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Keyword:smite key
Oh, gosh--something to look forward to, NOT.

Sigh.

My hot flash didn't cure the cramps, sadly.

Why can't Aunt Flo just go quietly? *g*
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