God bless my husband. He is the most patient, loving and kind hearted man I know! I thank the Lord for him everyday. But I find it so difficult sometimes. I do all that I can to explain to him what I experience when I have a low blood sugar. Going low reminds me of panic attacks, which I have every so often, and so my lows essentially become panic attacks. I fell like no one can say anything to make me feel better.
For the most part, when I’m low I feel…
like I’m gonna die.
…and for some reason, and I get it, it’s because Nick doesn’t KNOW how it FEELS…he tries so hard to rationally help me to think positively about the situation. (This happens a lot! I’ve always been the Debbie Downer in the relationship, haha) When a doctor tells me, “If your blood sugar goes low, drink/consume 15 grams of carbs and then wait 15 minutes,” I end of doing the complete opposite. I drink/chew glucose tabs, eat everything in sight until I feel full, test my blood sugar every 3 minutes to “make sure it’s going up,” want nothing more than my husband to HOLD me and say, “I love you, I’ve got you…” But my husband likes to say things like, “Just wait 15 minutes, you’re going to be ok! You’re sugar WILL increase, you know this.” Yea, no sh*t Sherlock, I KNOW this, but that doesn’t help me FEEL any better. All I keep thinking about is that I feel like I’m going to die and I need him to rock me like my mom used to do when I was 7 y/o with a low.
I can’t blame him, tho. He doesn’t understand. =( Sometimes I feel like it’s a big chore for him to stop what he’s doing to come console me. Not all the time, don’t get me wrong, my husband is great…but I still don’t like inconveniencing him.
Don’t even GET me started on my 'tude when my sugar’s high. God bless our significant others, right? My moodiness and his quiet and calm nature is perfect for me. And I’m so grateful.
Do you guys experience this sort of frustration with your significant other? How do you properly communicate what it is you need from the other person. Are you more independent when you go low?