Thursday, July 24, 2008

Cah-raazzzy Thursday!

I take steroids every Wednesday, and I'm pretty much a nutjob for 48 hours. Friday is recovery day. I appreciate that the steroids do a lot of good stuff, but the side effects are significant. I'm just a WEE BIT more emotional. And because it revs the metabolism, I usually have at least one sleepless night, sometimes two, which also fuels the emotionalism.

But the real fun part is that I am diabetic for two days. When my blood sugar skyrockets, I become drenched in sweat (I mean dripping) and weak in the knees. Over-emotional, woozy and sweaty - good times.
I test 4x a day, and take insulin 3-6 times over those 48 hours. By "take insulin" I mean poke myself in the pupik (belly) for an insulin shot.

Three Good Things. M
y blood sugar is normal Friday through Tuesday. I'm not terribly squeamish about needles. The new insulin pens have superfine needles; most of the time, I don't even feel the injection.

But as a service to humankind in general, I make an effort to stay home on Thursdays.

4 comments:

Michelle said...

Ah, Aunt CrankyPants, you are totally ENTITLED to be a mess a few days a week....after reading the ordeal I need a drink and I haven't even had to poke myself!

La Cootina said...

Thank you, sweetie. Misery doesn't love company, misery loves sympathy!

StephB said...

Hi Nancy - A little birdie told me about your blog :) You've put up a great site. And what an inspiration to read all you've gone through and for keeping the "DieSuckah" company honest too - I love the spirit in your fight!!

...thinking of you from afar :)

La Cootina said...

Good to hear from you, Steph, and thanks for you good wishes.