Is it a sex blog? A mommy blog? A bitch & moan blog? Um, . . . yeah. This is my place to be totally honest. In my real life, I feel like I'm always lying to somebody about something. Here, I am totally honest. Brutally so. However, no matter what bad things I say about my kids, I adore them and would never ever really, say, sell them on Ebay. The husband, often referred to as Spousehole, is another story. Oh yeah - if you are under 18 (or if you are my husband), please leave now.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Well That Didn't Go As Planned

I should have known by how the day started that not much was going to go right.

I needed some routine blood work done and made my early morning trip to the lab. I hate fasting blood tests. I felt a little warm and out of sorts, but figured it was just the fasting. I'd be fine after they took the blood and I could eat something.

As is the norm with me, my veins dived and rolled and just plain refused to cooperate. As the gal was poking the back of my hand yet again, things started to go a little dark. "I think I'm going down - -" I managed to spit out before I lost consciousness. When I came to every phlebotomist in the place was around me, holding cold packs on my neck and forehead and keeping me off the floor.

Before I could start apologizing for being such a lame-ass, I started vomiting. They got the wastebasket in front of me and I puked up all the water in my stomach. There was nothing but water, of course, since I had been fasting. A quick test of my blood sugar showed it was at 38. That's really f-ing low, for those not familiar with blood glucose monitoring. They gave me some glucose and I perked up after a few minutes. When I felt better, I got up to go to the bathroom to provide the urine sample they needed. Except that when I lost consciousness, I apparently also lost bladder control. OMG - I had wet my pants. Do you have any idea how humiliated I was? They tried to tell me that it happens, it's no big deal, blah blah blah. I just wanted to die. I mean, I faint fairly easily, but I haven't wet my pants before. The only time I can recall that I lost consciousness and wet myself was when I had a seizure and I accept that that's pretty common when you have a seizure. I didn't seize this time, I just fainted. I was mortified.

I thought the day really had to go up from there. Really, what could be worse?

Early afternoon, Spousehole and I dropped the kids with my parents so we could go out and celebrate our anniversary. Our anniversary isn't until May 1, but he will be in South Carolina starting his new job then.

We went to a movie, Forbidden Kingdom. It was a cute, fluffy kung-fu type movie with Jackie Chan and Jet-Li. Not great cinema by any stretch of the imagination, but a cute distraction on a Saturday afternoon. Except for that woman coughing and hacking through the whole. damn. movie. Bitch should have taken some cough medicine or something.

We went to a chain Italian-ish place for dinner. The food was okay, but the meal kept being disrupted by a woman coughing and hacking. That bitch was determined to ruin my night. At one point in the meal, Spousehole reached across the table and stroked my cheek and my forehead and said, "You're burning up honey." "No, I'm fine, really. I'll be okay," I protested lamely.

We went to a park to sit quietly together and look out over Lake Michigan. He snuggled me in the way-back seat in the minivan and we enjoyed watching teenagers all dressed up for prom taking pictures with the lake in the background. It was sweet. Until I fell asleep. At 7:30, in the backseat of the Mommyvan. The Queen of Romance, that's me.

He woke me up and we split a sorbet at Ben & Jerry's. I felt better after the cool, refreshing sorbet. Then we went to retrieve our kids. My mom: "It's not even 70 out. Why are you sweating?" "I'm fine Mom." "No you're not." She gets the thermometer - 102.4 degrees. Okay, maybe I'm not.

And I'm not. Not fine, not at all. Temp is still 102 this morning, cough is still awful. And because Mother Nature has a nasty sense of humor, my period started.

I'm going back to bed. See you later, if I survive this.

21 comments:

Me said...

I really hope that you feel better soon. Did the have any suggestions, explanations or anything for your horribly low blood sugar?

Hang in there. Get some rest.

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Polt said...

awww, sweetie....drink plenty of fluids and rest. get well soon.

HUGS...

Edtime Stories said...

that is horribe babe... feel better.

The Silent Male said...

Whoa. Take care of you and get better. I think its ok to admit when you aren't feeling so good. So go ahead and take your time for you and get to feeling better.

PS - don't forget to have a chat with that woman who was coughing during the movie and dinner.

Summer said...

Feel better. It's not uncommon to faint when your blood sugar is so low.

George said...

38 is pretty damn low. I am actually glad you passed out Bunny and aren't like me who can get down to 20 or a bit less and still show no symptoms.

It soulds like a horrible day. I hope you're resting better today.

I Smile 2 Much said...

; ( yikes bunny. i hope you survive & get better as soon as you can. ((hugs)) and get well wishes to you too *muah

Stephen Rader said...

So sorry you're feeling so badly. Rest up and get well soon. Sending a ton of good energy your way.

Amorous Rocker said...

Feel better soon darlin'. =)

Anonymous Boxer said...

Oh! Oh! You still manage to write well, even when clearly SICK.

Sending you healing thoughts.

Old Knudsen said...

Do weemen not get cured of all that dignity thing when they give birth? I just love the name Spousehole does he know you call him this?

ATLLG said...

Yikees... Hey wake up ....it was all just a bad dream!

Project Christopher said...

Bunny honey! I hope you're better very soon! At the beginning of an illness was a bad time to be fasting like that. (not that you'd know! just bad timing)
After 12 years as an ER nurse, it truly DOES happen a lot when folks pass out especially with a blood glucose of 38! (it's a wonder you made it the lab!)
Hang in there sweetie, you'll be right soon enough. To quote one of my favorite movies...
"Drink your juice Shelby!"

Desmond Jones said...

Yeef! Maybe it's just a thing going around our state right now. 5 of the 7 current denizens of the Jones family abode have now come down with some sort of killer-headache thing. It hit me Friday afternoon; it is really, really a pain in the ass to drive an hour home when you can barely keep your eyes open 'cuz your head hurts so bad. . . You know it's bad when I even pass up Friday Night with Molly. . .

And yesterday, 6F had her turn; ended up puking all over the side of my car (thank goodness, she got the window rolled down and stuck her head outside. . .)

Bunny Bunster said...

feel better soon Bunny!!

Kiki said...

Poor Bunny!! I hope you get better! That was some dangerously low blood sugar, too close to diabetic coma.

We should be the Amorous One to send over some of her mother's chicken soup!

Vixen said...

Oh good lord Bunny! (((you)))

naughty endevours said...

Bless your heart. The flu is an evil whore.

vie said...

Ugh! a horrible flu / cold / allergies have been cycling through my house for months! i feel for you and really hope your feeling better!
~vie

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