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Monday, February 15

A Scary Thing Happened

The last couple of weeks I've been really tired and not feeling my usual self. On Saturday something happened that was really very scary. I'm glad the boys weren't here because after seeing Grandpa take a stroke, they didn't need to see what happened to Grandma.

It was Saturday afternoon, just after lunch. I'd had a bowl of soup and a tuna sandwich. I felt fine. Suddenly my feet got very hot. I thought my blood was boiling. Then this sensation crept up my body right to my head.

I thought I was going to faint and called hubby. I was leaning against the door frame to keep myself in an upright position. My vision was a bit blurry and I was very weak and felt nauseous. I made my way to the kitchen and sat down. I asked hubby to get me a cold wash cloth, which he did. I put that on my face and felt a little better, but was having trouble breathing. I sent hubby for my inhaler out of the medicine cabinet and took two puffs. That helped a little.

I had to go and lie down but asked hubby to stay in the room for a bit. I was not comfortable with what was happening to me. He brought me two ativan, which I sometimes have to take for anxiety. It wasn't long until I fell asleep, but had asked him to keep an eye on me.

An hour and a half later, I woke up and felt much better, but still very weak. Later in the day I had a bad case of indigestion. About this time I was wondering if it was my heart. That passed and I felt better.

I called the nurses line that is available to Ontario residents. She asked me if I'd taken my blood sugar. I told her that I did when having the spell because I wondered if I was having a blood glucose low. It was 11.2. She asked me to take it for her again while I was talking to her and it was 14.6. She told me to drink 4 glasses of water in the next 4 hours. When that time had passed, my blood glucose was 8.5, so it had come down a lot.

Don't know what happened, but it scared me and hubby half to death. Still feeling a little weak. Please forgive me if I haven't been by to visit.

Hope you all had a great Valentine's Day weekend.

26 comments:

  1. High blod sugar is not good at all.Please take care of your self and hubby as well.Hugs my friend.

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  2. that sounds so scary, especially to have it come on so quickly. I hope you are feeling better and that it doesn't happen again, if so, I would head out to the doctor. No sense in taking chances...take care Mary.

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  3. My friend, I am so sorry you experienced this. I know how scary it can be, please take care. I love you.

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  4. Mary, that doesn't sound like just high blood sugar. It sounds like your heart might be involved too. Please go to the doctor and be checked out. I'd hate to know you ignored this and it turned out to be a precursor to something really bad.

    I'll be praying for you, and I'm really concerned about this.

    Love and big hugs,

    Diane

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  5. Mary....have you made an appointment to see a doctor? I would. You can't be too lackadaisical like this with your own health!! You must be checked. It could be anything from dehydration to heart!!!!

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  6. I'm so sorry you went through this. I agree with Anni - go and get checked! Glad you are feeling better!

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  7. Yes, that is scary but I'm glad you're feeling somewhat better.

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  8. Bless your heart! I'm glad you are feeling better. Take care of yourself!

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  9. Mary,
    My goodness! What a scare...I hope you are feeling much better.

    Take care...Betty

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  10. That does sound scarey! You should get to your doctor...don't wait to see if it happens again.

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  11. Mary! It scared me just reading this. Please please take care of yourself and don't take chances. Please get to your doctor right away if that happens again. My mom was a diabetic and I know first hand how scary that disease can be. Prayers going up for you my friend. xoxo

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  12. Wow! That was scary. I haven't heard of the hot feet thing. It does sound like a glucose episode with the other symptoms. You said it was right after you had eaten?
    I hope by today you are feeling well.
    Mama Bear

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  13. That's both weird and scary. Glad you've settled down now.

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  14. Dear Mary, how scary your situation was ...I wish you had gone to the ER to have had it checked out while it was happening.Too many times we try to pass off what is going on in our bodies and don't what to face what our body is telling us..please tell your doc and get yourself seen by him..
    Hugs, Baba

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  15. My goodness, Mary, what a scary time for sure!! As the others have said, please make sure you go see your doctor and get that checked out, it was your body giving you a warning. Please take care of YOU, you mean so much to us!! xoxo

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  16. how scary! i'm glad you're doing better!

    I found your blog through the Etsy forums and just wanted to say hi and that your blog is lovely! Have a beautiful week!

    xo, Katie

    http://www.kateandoli.blogspot.com

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  17. Oh Mary Please take care of yourself. Peace

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  18. Oh my, Mary! This makes two things today now pertaining to some of my favorite bloggers. I just finished reading a post by Jeff Bach of A Word in Edgewise that one of my favorite bloggers -Dr. John Linna -had passed away yesterday and then, I come here and read this and you scare the living daylights out of me! Not like it didn't scare the heck out of you too, I'm sure! But anyway, enough of this stuff already! I'm glad you're feeling better, yes but wish you'd get this checked out more fully too. Better to be safe than sorry and I, for one, would really be sorry if you weren't able to be around to blog, to communicate with about so many different things. Please take care and stay well!

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  19. Mary, I am so glad that you are feeling a bit better. Please go and see your doctor as soon as you can!

    God bless.

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  20. Mary, I know that was a scary episode.. glad you are feeling better... I know nothing about high or low blood sugar... please be careful...

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  21. you took ativan and went to sleep?? friend, I wish you'd gone to an ER instead!!

    and please don't wait till "next time" to follow up! cuz that ain't a usual high blood sugar reaction!!

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  22. That is scary! I've never heard of anything like that. I would also go to the doctor and tell him what happened. Take care of yourself, please.

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  23. Oh gosh........ How are you now??? I am so sorry you were sick... I need to keep in better touch with you.......... I sent you long email on FB last night......... I will be back later to see if you have added to the blog and how you are feeling....... Praying for you girl...... Take care of yourself.....

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  24. oh wow Mary ! I hope you're ok now!

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  25. I haven't been over for a bit - thankful you're better! What a scare!

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  26. Mary, I grew frightened for you just reading about what happened. I just did a post about silent heart attacks. Please remember that women don't always experience the same symptoms as men when they are suffering a heart attack. Also people that are diabetic are more apt to suffer a silent heart attack than others. You are just too important to so many of us that we have to insist that you have your symptoms looked into.
    Great Big Hugs Girl.

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