Saturday, October 15, 2016

Wasted Days and Wasted Nights

Sidebar: Before anybody give me any shit about using the same titles for posts: after 8,682 posts, I'm running out of innovative, fresh new titles, okay? Hmmm... come to think of it, I guess I could have went with "Suddenly Saturday!" But that sounds like Saturday snuck up on me.

I'll work on it...

Anyway, I woke up on Saturday to the alarm. I didn't sleep well. Insomnia was kicking my ass.

As I mentioned, I had a 9:30 a.m. doctors appointment in Mt. Clemens (well, I think it's Clinton Township, actually). I couldn't eat breakfast. I knew better (it's something about a fasting blood sugar test). So, I leisurely got ready and headed out.  I took my usual route: Inkster to 8-Mile, 8-Mile to Groesbeck.

Sidebar: This is actually faster than using the expressways. If you maintain a steady speed of 50 mph, you sail through every light, especially on 8-Mile.

On Groesbeck, I got off on Utica Road and went straight to the doctor's office, just off of Metro Parkway.

I was about 10 minutes away when I got a call on my cell phone from the doctor's office, asking if I was okay. WTF? Apparently, the 9:30 a.m. appointment I wrote on my calendar was really 9:00 a.m.and my doctor was concerned.

So, I was late... But they did manage to fit me in. I surprised the doctor and myself with how good all the tests went! my blood pressure was a perfect 120/70. The nurse took it on both arms just to double check. My fasting blood sugar was high, but my AIC (2-3 month average blood sugar) was the lowest its ever been. Plus I lost a couple of pounds.

I did get yelled at for not calling in for a refill on my GERD medicine. I've been out for about a month now and it's caused me lots of problems.

I had originally planned on swinging by my brother Carl's place. But, it was already 11:00 a.m. and I was getting pretty sick (taking pills on an empty stomach). So, I drove home. I was about halfway there when CVS called and said my prescriptions were ready.

So, I picked them up. I also gassed up the truck before finally arriving home.

First thing I did after treating the cat was to take the GERD Medicine and ate some crackers. I was making spaghetti when I threw up the first time. I drank a big glass of water (dehydration is what landed me in the hospital last November). Then I threw the water up.

I finally finished the spaghetti and managed to keep some down. I got a couple glasses of water and a bucket (just in case) and went to bed. I basically stayed there the rest of Saturday and all of Sunday.

Sidebar: That really p*ssed me off, because I wanted to clean up the window box flowers, etc., and do other things outside.

What a wasted weekend!

4 comments:

  1. Hopefully you now feel better. I don't want to come visit you in the hospital again. Please

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  2. Hey, its not my most favorite place to visit with you, either

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  3. Hmmm... come to think of it, I guess I could have went with "Suddenly Saturday!" But that sounds like Saturday snuck up on me.

    Subtly Saturday

    I had originally planned on swinging by my brother Carl's place.

    Is he still waiting on that hydrangea payment? Are you familiar with the prompt payment act?

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  4. LOL! Actually, he asked me if he could keep them. The two he planted this year both died.

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