yesterday's activities

pygmalion

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ccm...wrt the peanut m and ms....they are especially good for the hypoglycemic angle b/c they have the quick sugar and the protein

Yeah. My GF (the one who's currently on medical leave from which I suspect she'll never return) would eat them, one at a time, throughout the day, to keep her blood sugar where it was supposed to be.

God I miss that girl! *sigh*
 

ChaChaMama

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I'm really hoping that I don't have anything wrong with me, but I do have to say that some of the symptoms of hypoglycemia seem like a match...up to and including the fact that I have been eating extra food this week, not exercising, and not gaining weight. That is not how things have worked in my life up until this point.

Except...I'm pretty sure I haven't been hypoglycemic my whole life! I really feel like I would have noticed it before now. So maybe that's not it. Maybe my body is just taking its sweet time getting over a single incident of vasovagal syncope.

Amusing aside: My Dad commented that the doctor in the hospital seemed to think I was a little bit of a health nut. I got that vibe too. I mean, I think he thought it was a good thing, but he did seem a little amused.

The doctor asked me what I had for breakfast, and I answered a banana and a piece of whole wheat toast with 1 tablespoon of peanut butter. He later made a comment that someone who measures her peanut butter sounds like she is generally pretty conscientious about her health.

I'm just trying to imagine his reaction if I had had something more in-your-face healthy, like a live green smoothie!


His theory was very much that it was combo of the stress of Husband's surgery and that fact that at 9:15-9:30ish, it had been ~4 hours since I had had breakfast. He also recommended I try to eat a little more the next day to get back on an even keel. I think that is one of the only medical instructions I have ever liked!
 

ChaChaMama

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i see someone bought the complete Bond blu ray edition well besides me that is LOL
That might have been a better value, but we have been getting them 1-by-1 off Amazon, I think! (I don't really know how to work the system. The technological expertise in our house is pretty much: #1--Husband, #2--10-year-old, #3--The cleverer of our two cats, #4--Me.)
 

fascination

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when I was at my worst with similar issues, all of which were somewhat different, there were many symptoms some of which were present sometimes or only one time, we went through the entire litany of possibilities; stress, de-hydration, low blood sugar, vaso vagal, peri menopause, low resting heart rate and bp or a combination of any of the above....my symptons were: (always) feel faint and somewhat disoriented and stressed, often accompanied by passing out and breaking a sweat... also nausea prior to passing out (sometimes a concern that I would have ...ahem...the poo-poos as well)...also once felt fluttering in the chest for a prolonged period ending after passing out, and also headache afterward....usually laying down and having a sugary beverage have helped....the vast majority of these incidents have occurred either in the morning, in extreme heat, during or after a workout, when I have not eaten recently, when I am pre-menstrual...in absence of gatorade, I have been known to take a low dose aspirin and have a glass of wine....I always lay down as soon as I feel it coming.....I have had every test under the sun and monitors, etc...but they are not able to get it to happen while monitoring so it is hard to say.....shrug
 

pygmalion

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That might have been a better value, but we have been getting them 1-by-1 off Amazon, I think! (I don't really know how to work the system. The technological expertise in our house is pretty much: #1--Husband, #2--10-year-old, #3--The cleverer of our two cats, #4--Me.)

Oh. That is so hilarious. Reminds me of a friend, E,who, many moons ago (obviously) told me that she absolutely refused to learn to program her VCR. (I said it was years ago!) Bear in mind that this was an engineer in the throes of cutting edge technology development.

She said, "Look. My husband can figure out how to set the VCR. If I learn how, that'll just be one more thing I have to do."


Power to the people. Don't know how = don't have to. lol
 

pygmalion

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when I was at my worst with similar issues, all of which were somewhat different, there were many symptoms some of which were present sometimes or only one time, we went through the entire litany of possibilities; stress, de-hydration, low blood sugar, vaso vagal, peri menopause, low resting heart rate and bp or a combination of any of the above....my symptons were: (always) feel faint and somewhat disoriented and stressed, often accompanied by passing out and breaking a sweat... also nausea prior to passing out (sometimes a concern that I would have ...ahem...the poo-poos as well)...also once felt fluttering in the chest for a prolonged period ending after passing out, and also headache afterward....usually laying down and having a sugary beverage have helped....the vast majority of these incidents have occurred either in the morning, in extreme heat, during or after a workout, when I have not eaten recently, when I am pre-menstrual...in absence of gatorade, I have been known to take a low dose aspirin and have a glass of wine....I always lay down as soon as I feel it coming.....I have had every test under the sun and monitors, etc...but they are not able to get it Etc. At least i know. to happen while monitoring so it is hard to say.....shrug

Yep. Went through it last year.

As much of a pain as it is, at least I know. Some scary stuff. Some not so much. But at least I know.
 

pygmalion

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That might have been a better value, but we have been getting them 1-by-1 off Amazon, I think! (I don't really know how to work the system. The technological expertise in our house is pretty much: #1--Husband, #2--10-year-old, #3--The cleverer of our two cats, #4--Me.)

Mr 4S is right. $150 for all 22 films. 150 bucks. Awesome deal, IMHO.
 

pygmalion

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Today: Hover over DS, mostly. Back to the urgent care facility. They check him out but refuse to up his meds. Since last week, he has developed a weird sound in his lungs. They think it's pneumonia, but don't have an x-ray on site.

It's the ER tonight or his pediatrician in the morning. Unless a sudden crisis develops, I'm going to go with pediatrician in the morning. ERs are scary places. *sigh*
 

Peaches

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I've had similar symptoms as well, but never to the point of passing out. Dizzy, weak, disoriented, and having my breathing feel off, especially. For me, it's always blood sugar and/or dehydration. I've learned that eating badly one day wi result in the while next day feeling off. It happened last week, as a matter of fact. Hypoglycemia runs in my mother's side, so I grew up seeing the same symptoms in other people.

The only thing I find that helps get things back on track is plenty of water, some complex carbs (not many), and LOTS if protein. Shrug.
 

j_alexandra

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Yesterday:

Gyro
Phone call to surrogate daughter, whose heart is being slowly broken; offer sympathy and advice; suppress urge to bitchslap the proximate cause *and* her, for letting it happen in the first place, but who am I to cast stones? the heart wants what it wants
Lesson, in which Teach and I discuss some Stuff, which rocks his world, but things are better afterwards; more clarity about goals for both of us, more understanding of where we come from and where we want to go
Search for chamomile flowers, not chamomile tea bags; fruitless
Home, quick lunch
Rolfer
Theater; a good one, by way of a change
Home, Z
 

raindance

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Search for chamomile flowers, not chamomile tea bags; fruitless
Minor hijack - what kind of chamomile flowers are you looking for? I have seen whole (small) dried flowers in some specialty tea bags, for example:
http://www.mightyleaf.com/tea-pouches_herbal-tea/chamomile-citrus-herbal-tea-pouches/
So if you only needed a few, the tea bags might do the trick after all.

If you need more, their "loose" chamomile tea looks to be just dried chamomile flowers (I haven't tried it):
http://www.mightyleaf.com/loose-tea_herbal-tea/chamomile-herbal-tea/
 

pygmalion

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Checking in, in case anybody's been hearing me whine and actually cares about this. Just back from getting x-rays. Yes. DS has pneumonia and sinusitis. (I guess the bronchitis cleared up?) He's also had three doctor visits, three antibiotic prescriptions, one antibiotic shot, chest x-rays plus a few OTC meds in the last week. Total cost out of pocket for me? $87. His Dad has AWESOME health insurance. DS is very lucky.
 

ChaChaMama

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Sorry to hear about the pneumonia and sinusitis. Glad to hear about the good health insurance. I am guessing that if we didn't have health insurance, last Tuesday would be the single most expensive day my husband and I have ever had, up to and including:
-our wedding in 1990,
-our 20th anniversary vacation to Atlantis-Bahamas, staying in The Cove (upscale part of the property) and including a dance competition.

The last time I was hospitalized for a loss of consciousness (December 2010), the hospital billed $6753, and BC/BS decided they would like to change that number to $1428.75. My co-pay was only $35. Wow!

There was another bill for the ambulance that was originally charged out at something like $650, and at first I thought I was getting stuck with the whole bill. Then I learned that the ambulance is a separate company and had never seen my insurance card at all, what with my not being able to whip it out while strapped to a gurney. I think I wound up having to pay around $125 for the ambulance.


Without health insurance, that day would have cost me over $7000...so I can only imagine what my husband's surgery + my ER visit would cost if we were paying out of pocket.
 

pygmalion

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Yes. Without insurance, DS's "cold" would have cost in the neighborhood of $1200, so far. The funny thing is that the most expensive line item was the OTC medicine. Who knew cough syrup cost so much?
 

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