Join the Conversation on
30 people
0 stories
6 posts
Explore Our Newsletters
What's New in
See full photo

Pre-surgery hunger hack

I’ve got #Surgery in the morning to have my chemo #PowerPort removed and replaced. They said no food or drinks past midnight. So at 11:45pm I had myself a protein shake (lactose free) and 2 mini powdered donuts. Found myself a nice little loophole!

Lately at night intense hunger pains and #lowbloodsugar wake me up in the middle of the night in an intense cold sweat. I think since I lost 45lbs recently (I’m guessing due to the #Cancer ) I need to get my #insulin adjusted. I’ve lowered it a little bit and that’s helping some.

Here’s to hoping this port surgery goes better than the last and isn’t 24/7 pain like the current one! Also that the new one actually works!!


New job has no flexibility with eating #lowbloodsugar

My new job doesn’t believe that I have to eat in a predefined schedule. They act like I can just change when I eat and it won’t matter. Well I nearly lost this job because my blood sugars were so low this morning that I could not think and someone scheduled a meeting two minutes before I got to work for 8:00am which is when work starts. So no breakfast. My coworker offered me a Kind Protein bar but we both missed it was low glycemic and ... all I can say is it’s a good thing I keep a kit in the car for emergencies. I could be in the hospital right now. So lucky I’m not.
Now I have to figure out a portable breakfast that has the right balance, before tomorrow morning. Arrggg. Why does the truth have to be so hard? Oh I’m restricted to a specified lunch hour (which is an hour later than I’ve done for nearly 40 years). Meh.

1 comment

I am a fool

I am a fool. Why you ask? Well I was doing great today. I woke up and got dressed. I even put on makeup for the first time in weeks. I had a banana and took my medicine. I went outside on the front porch and read...for 3 and 1/2 hours. I kept hydrated and had a small snack. I came in the house and helped my sister decorate cupcakes. I was doing really great. Then I took my dog on a really long walk. That was a mistake. Halfway through my walk I realize that I haven’t eaten anything all day besides a banana and a couple of pretzels. I finally get home and I am shaking so bad, my brain is foggy and I can barely open my eyes. Lessons learned from this? Know your limits. Keep up on hydration and make sure to eat. Be gentle with yourself.
#PosturalOrthostaticTachycardiaSyndrome #LivingWithPOTS #ChronicIllness #shaking #lowbloodsugar #Headache #tired #Walk #knowyourlimits #hungry #Forgetfulness


For a moment I thought I was going to slip into hypoglycaemic shock. Jeeeezus.

Well that was absolutely terrifying.

I didn’t have anything to eat for dinner because I’ve been feeling a bit sick all day. Like usual, I took my medications at 8pm(ish) which included my Metformin and Gliclazide.

I dozed off at 11pm(ish and woke up 45mins ago shaking so much it was like I was having a seizure. I kept nearly fainting - things would go dark for a few seconds then I’d wake up, then it would happen again. Eventually I finally managed to take my blood sugar. It was 3.6mmol!

I just about managed to grab the Dextro tablet/chew thing and had a few. After 20mins my blood sugar went to and then I made a sandwich. I’m slowly starting to feel less jittery/nervous and I’m not shaking as bad now.

But DAMN. That was terrifying.

#chronicillnesswarrior #POTS #EDS #BPD #NAFLD #InterstitialCystitis #Diabetes #Hypoglycemia #lowbloodsugar #scary


The Reality of Chronic Illness and Recovery

I spent years with #hyperinsulemia #Hypoglycemia due to #Complications from #gastricbypass surgery. In April, I have #reversalsurgery to fix the #lowbloodsugar that was #rulingmylife and made me lose my #qualityoflife
I have gained a lot of #weight since the reversal and the body shame is real. The worst part is that people look at you so differently once you have #gainedweight ... less friendly. Like you are less of a person. I know I need to get on top of this, but for the first time in years I'm not sick. I just wish people viewed me through a different lense.


Today was better #Depression #Diabetes #lowbloodsugar

Just an update from a post I made yesterday... I feel much better today. I'll write about it later. But basically my blood sugar spiked and I believe that affected my depression adversely. I've got my prescriptions refilled today and am getting my levels right again.

I've been rereading several things about depression and came to a better understanding of it here recently. What I mean is that I realize I did not understand it nearly as much as I thought I did. I am working on a theory that is like non-linear editing in TV news whereas many, maybe most, physical illnesses are analog editing.

I appreciate those of you who comment or message me when I share a dark post.