Was not sure if I was gonna share my tale, but then I decided to, because I found something worse than D.
I went ice skating with my nieces last weekend, and I am 53, and had not skated in decades, but I use to be good at it.
Well I started out scared and shakey, but started to be skating okay. They cleared the ice, I changed the size of my skates, tested my bgs at 93 and had a small candy bar and some regular pop, and resumed skating. I was doing way better with the new size skates, and my BIL was showing off his great skating skills and my nieces were way into their friends and could care less that Auntie Karen was skating. Well bam I went down, but I don't remember a thing, but don't think I fell due to skating, I think I passed out and landed on my head.
Don't remember anything but I was taken to ER with a cervical collar and throwing up everywhere. They did a CT at the ER and found the two fractures was transferred to another hospital because the neurosurgeon that was on call only treats at one hospital. Ended up in ICU, had to be catherized and on all sorts of monitors, had another CT the next morning and it had improved, but neurosurgeon saw blood in my ear and another fracture. I threw up for days, bloodsugar soaring and have be soaring for over a week because md put me on steroids, even though I refused he said to get rid of knife like headaches I had to take them.
Today saw him again and he did not even touch me or look in my ear, but stated he knows I am on the mend and may need ear surgery as the pressure is awful, but still a lot of blood to be absorbed by body. Went to my PCP and complained about neurosurgeon and she stated they are all the same, grrrrr. Well I am taking another week off work, because I am still very unsteady and using a walker, but TODAY, I finally feel a tiny bit better, and never thought I could find a worse diagnosis than diabetes.
Return to work next week and in 4 weeks my MD is going to do tests on my heart to make sure it is running okay and not skipping beats or blockage causing fainting versus a bad skate.
And a week of over 200 bgs is the worst ever, I will try never to complain again when bgs are over 200 for 2 hours.
Thanks for listening.