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Ever had one of those days?

Mar 03, 2017 10:26 AM

Or weeks, or months, or years? Sigh.
I am my parents care giver so I rent a room from them in order to be there in case of an emergency. (i once upon a time was a home health nurse). This morning was one of those times. Mom woke me up.at 6:15 this morning. She couldn't get dad up. (he was supposed to be at the doctors for lab work at 6:30). I couldn't wake him either. Just had to hold onto him because he kept trying to get out of bed. Mom called 911. I was sure it was either diabetic shock or a stroke but I couldn't let go of him to check. Thankfully the ambulance was there in only 2 minutes. His blood sugars were 32. So they were able to give him sugar and an IV to get him back.

Can we go back to before my wreck and have a do over? It seems that since August I have been running on adrenaline and pain. Ugh.

Thankfully dad seems to be ok. Made him breakfast and now I am sitting at an appointment with mom. My brother was going to go sit with dad but he had a flat on his way over. Our preacher is going to stop by and visit so at least someone will be there. Dad refused to go to the hospital - and the EMT told him that as long as he are and monitored His blood sugars he Would be fine and that if he went to ER that's all they would do. So.. I get to put my nursing cap back on.

It is definitely going to be a long day.

Mar 03, 2017 10:31 AM

I'm sorry you're having a tough day Mimikay. I'm glad your dad is better. I'll keep you all in my prayers. Take care of yourself too. (((gentle hugs)))

Mar 03, 2017 11:13 AM

Prayers are always appreciated.. Thank you!

Mar 03, 2017 2:04 PM

Oh no Mimikay I'm sending you lots of positive vibes with BIG warm gental HUGS to help you thro.......oh and listen to your own advice and take time for yourself xx

Mar 03, 2017 4:08 PM

Time for self? Might find that after they go to bed tonight. Am getting ready to go tell him I talked to his doctor and tell him the plan.. His blood pressure may be going up in a few.

Mar 03, 2017 4:19 PM

So it's a plan he's not going to like so much then? If it's good for his health then needs must
Good luck x

Mar 03, 2017 4:22 PM

Yup. That went well. The major wasn't impressed that his daughter was making decisions for him by talking to his doctor. He will survive.

Mar 03, 2017 4:24 PM

He's been told the plan of action so that's the first part now the fun part of implementing the plan....again good luck!

Mar 03, 2017 4:24 PM

He doesn't like anyone doing anything for him. His words.. "He can manage his own life just fine.." well I beg to differ but once an officer always an officer. The plan is to check his sugars three times a day and see his doctor Thursday.

Mar 03, 2017 4:26 PM

Ah the good old finger pick test....that should get you plenty of complaints until he sees the doctor!

Mar 03, 2017 4:43 PM

Lol. I have a lock on my door. I told his doctors nurse that I may be homeless. Then laughed and said naaaaaw... Who would cook for him then.

I love him but man is he stubborn.

Mar 04, 2017 10:07 PM

Something doesn't seem right. Not sure what it is. I am battling nauseaoff and on every day... But until tonight no vomiting.

Am 12 days post op from knee surgery. I am now using a brace on that leg.. Tonight though the opposite knee/leg is really hurting. On top of knee, behind knee. My pain levels are off the chart right now causing my blood pressure to skyrocket. 176/92 pulse is 96.

Yesterday dad fell into a diabetic coma. I had to hold onto him tight to prevent him from slipping off his bed. (dad's about 6'4 and around 260 pounds. ) I think the added pressure from holding onto him has caused some issues. I had just gotten back to where everything was under control and being pretty much maintenance for my pain issues. Not so much now though. Last several days the pain is excrucination...sending body into a tailspin. Heads hurting, eyes hurt, chest hurts... Leg is killing me... (whine, whine) sigh. Guess I am having a pity party.. (reminds me of that song.
. it's my party and I'll cry if I want to................)

Sigh... Some days I long for a good 'ol boring day. To take a break from living in this chaotic life of mine. (sigh).

Ok.. Going back to my corner now.

Mar 04, 2017 10:29 PM

Its ok to feel how youre feeling. Be gentle with yourself.🤗
But i do hear what your saying. Sometimes it does just suck. Rant , cry,swear, scream do whatever you need to do.❤

Mar 05, 2017 4:57 PM

We always can do it. I know that it's hard. Have to deal with a lot of loss. And still I find a reason to come on each day. My kids were my life , and when I lost them I lost everything it feels like.

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