Not amused, not happy. I’m up too early, but I couldn’t stay in bed any longer. I was doing mostly okay yesterday until about mid-day. Then the belly pain started up again. The whole lower abdomen feels bruised, for lack of a better descriptor. It hurts to the touch, like a sunburn or something. Very weird.
Yesterday I arranged a Lyft to Kroger to get just a couple things, and mostly to test my phone to ensure I could access Lyft away from home — with only a couple things, if I got stuck I could still manage to walk home. What I got was a box of Kroger deli fried chicken. Turned out I was able to force my phone to do what I wanted and I got a Lyft home (yayy), and the driver was one who had given me a ride to clinic (yayyy), so nice to see a familiar face. But after I shared a couple thighs with the boys, my belly started hurting. I figured it was because I only had the chicken, and not a ‘balanced meal’. But later, I had another piece of chicken, plus vegetables and rice, and I’ve been in discomfort ever since.
I reckon the rest of the chicken will have to be cut up for the boys and I won’t have any more of it. That makes me sad, but at least for now I can’t get the Kroger deli fried chicken.
Finger stick at 4:30 just now: 124.
My sleeps were pretty messed up. Too much going to the bathroom. Then when I finally decided to just get up it flashed into my head that I couldn’t eat until I went to clinic for a bunch of blood work. Then I realized that I don’t go to clinic until Monday and today is only Sunday so I could go eat something this morning. Except it’s not even Sunday yet, it’s Saturday. Gosh, my head does weird things sometimes.
I’ll probably have more to say later on, but for the moment I’m stuck between not being able to get to sleep and not being able to be fully awake. UGH.
Later: Okay, so I got a little more sleep, dozing off and on. I do feel surprisingly better, even in the belly. Actually, I feel almost normal, as if I could get some things done today. I won’t push it, but I think I can pull hanks today, getting yarn orders lined up and ready to dye. I don’t know how long it will last, and I have to remember that there’s a major problem in the aorta that I don’t want to aggravate. But, I do feel internally better, like the insulin and meds are starting to kick in and get me more healthy overall. That’s a good thing, I suppose.