A Funny Turn of Events


Well what a week it has been since that horse bolted! I ended up having a funny turn at the pain management group last Wednesday and being admitted into hospital!

I felt very unwell and had sudden onset of chest pains during the relaxation therapy!

After all the tests were back in I was in for a nasty shock. It turns out I am very Diabetic! A fasting glucose test result of 19! I was tested for diabetes only last July and got the all clear. Apparently it’s pretty bad news for it to have got to this stage so fast.

My heart is fine, undamaged thankfully.

I was utterly exhausted but I didn’t want to miss seeing my daughters’ artwork being displayed in an exhibition at her uni so we travelled through on the Friday. The last one was held in an inaccessible attic so it felt important not to miss this.

Of course it was a shock for everyone but my son has taken this very badly, blaming himself because of the extra pressure his behaviour puts on us at times. So he has ended up taking some pretty awful panic attacks. Paired with tension about school and exams he’s a nervous wreck! He mostly has these anxiety attacks during the night and the last few have lasted the entire night!

It was his seventeenth birthday on Sunday and it was lovely to have family over but again it adds another layer to the fatigue.

My daughter and her boyfriend came home on Sunday to celebrate my sons birthday with us, her boyfriend has been taking a few funny turns himself this last week or two and he ended up being rushed to hospital in an ambulance yesterday and is still there now. He’s been having headaches that come on lightening fast and are so painful he collapses. Yesterday it was almost five mins before we could wake him. The longest and most severe attack so hopefully they can sort his out for him.

My husband currently has his own health issues, scaring us a couple of weeks ago with a blood pressure reading of 240 over 180! Coming down now with new meds but still far too high. He’s also going for a blood test on Friday, the results of which will decide whether or not he needs a biopsy on his prostrate.

Loads of new appointments on the calendar for the next few weeks now!

All in all I am stressed! I need some decent sleep but naps are all I am getting. A nap here and a nap there, I seem to be incapable of making it through just one day without a nap at some point. Along with the usual pain problems keeping me from decent sleep are invasive thoughts, worrying that won’t shut off.

I’ll have to put more blogging on the back burner until I am in better shape! Writing this has been slow and difficult prosess as my brains wheels are turning slowly, thinking feels like wading through treacle! So I will leave more involved musings for another day!

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24 thoughts on “A Funny Turn of Events

  1. Gosh, you have been having a bad run of it, so sorry to hear that things have been so difficult. One thing I have found is this – if I feel tired, I go to bed and sleep. I reckon it’s healing and it’s honouring and listening to your body. I’ve stopped feeling guilty too!

  2. Shelley, At least you have maintained so sort of positive attitude, if nothing else the post title is endearing. I am sorry you and a significant portion of your family is suffering some sort of medical issue. I have had some experience in the area, 6 years ago my wife and I both had heart bypass surgery 2 days apart, it about drove our daughter into the looney bin. I hope that things turn around for you and your family. Please do what you can to maintain what I think and feel is a good attitude all things considered. Take care, Bill

  3. You, and your family, will be in my thoughts.

    Thank goodness they tested you and found the diabetes. I had no idea the scale went to 19! I was upset that I hit 7.1 –now I will keep that in perspective.

    And your husband’s blood pressure — I only learned that his numbers are possible when my husband ended up in hospital with similar readings back in November. My hubby is on 3 meds, is losing weight with a healthy diet, and is doining well. So there is hope.

  4. I’m sorry to hear you and your family are experiencing so many health issues. I hope the doctors get everything sorted out for you soon. Take care. Sending healing energy your way!

  5. Omg you poor thing its all going on. Life is always like waiting for a bus is something or nothing but in our Cass something then everything lol. I hope they get the right meds for your diabetes I believe it can be hit and miss for a bit. I also hope you get some TLC for all of you and things improve meanwhile sendomg hugs xx

    • Hi Justine, thank you. i do feel i have been hit by multipile busses but then i shouldn’t have been standing in the road! lol! diabetes i should have seen coming and avoided. i have a nasty comfort eating habit and it’s payback time. New meds are settling in, being increased slowly. still some unpleasant side effects. hubby is away at the docs right now, son is being reffered to the adult mental health services, daughters boyfriend was in early stages of meningitis and was lucky his turn got him into hospital and checked out early! Benefit forms finally finished and returned. so everything is slowly getting sorted out. i’m out for medical appointments every day this week! yikes! i am being taken care of! Still very tired but slow improvement. can’t wait to get back to my normal levels, signs of spring and the warmer weather so that will help loads! i miss my wordpress time!

      • Wow alot going on but it does seem like it is getting sorted. I know it takes a while to sort diabetes medication out and sometimes they try to give you the cheapest stuff for cost cutting but has sometimes the worst side effects, so stick to your guns if it isnt working for you..gosh i sound bossy, sorry LOL….

        Life is always like buses isnt it, hehe

  6. You sure have a lot on your plate, I hope you and your son are better, Diabetics, not good , my son-in-law was in the viet nam war and has so many things wrong with him and it includes diabetics.. my daughter has to watch him all the time..he gets low and the high, I hope yours hasn’t gone that far…it is not easy my friend..sorry I haven’t been here is awhile..hope to see you soon and you feeling better
    Sherri

  7. wow – I juts want to say that you and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers – and see you when you find time and strength to blog! and missing you in the meantime. 🙂
    blog hugs to ya too
    ~yvette

  8. I hope all is continuing to work out well, and that you see how well everything is working out well. May you take one moment of each challenge, one at a time.

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