Sunday, October 18, 2009

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{peek in} Hello. {smile}

I'm sorry I've been neglecting my blog recently. I'm afraid this summer has been all too interesting on the medical front, as some of you already know. {rueful smile}

I had a really nasty reaction to a medication in July; it took me half a week to identify, and three weeks after going off to feel reasonably like myself again. Then in the first week of August, I had a panting-and-coughing-up-pink-mucous attack that was diagnosed as a panic attack, but followed by a similar attack without the worry.

The week after that, I had a really nasty hot flush, during which I blacked out. My doctor noticed that my diabetes was acting up. so she decided to treat that as the most likely cause of hot flashes. Well, the blood sugar levels responded favorably to the insulin she prescribed. The hot flushes did not. I've had a few near black-out since.

So my doctor is now beginning to look into the flushes. I'm... not handling waiting for test results as well as I'd like. {half-smile} I've caught myself being far too sensitive this weekend. I just hope my friends will understand. {tentative smile}

Anne Elizabeth Baldwin


  1. You poor thing! Dang! I hope you feel better soon. I didn't realize you were diabetic.

  2. Thanks. I'm hopful that we're on the right track now with the

    Yeah, I've been diabetic for years. I just couldn't do much about it, because the finger/hand tests were too painful, and every place else was too hairy. However, we finally worked out a way to test on a hairy arm, so that's good. And the insulin shots weren't as bad as I feared. So if we can just fix the flush-and-blackout problem, the diabetes should be relatively easy to treat. {Smile, cross fingers hopefully}

    Anne Elizabeth Baldwin